Coronavirus: Sweden extends ban on UK flights until 2021 due to new strain fears

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Swedish authorities have decided to extend a ban on flights from Britain until the new year over fears of a new COVID strain spreading in the United Kingdom, the Swedish Transport Agency said on Wednesday.

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“I can confirm that the government has decided to extend the ban on passenger flights from Britain until the New Year,” a Transport Agency spokesman told Reuters.

Sweden imposed travel restrictions earlier this month on passengers from Britain amid concerns over a new coronavirus strain circulating in the country.

Sweden has also issued a general travel ban on all foreigners arriving from Britain and Denmark.

Similar measures have been taken by several other countries in the EU and across the world.

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