Covid-19: UK 'rushed' with travel restrictions, says South Africa

A medical staff member of the South Africa Health Department obtains a nasal swab sample from a passenger in a mobile testing unit at O.R Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni on December 30, 3030, where passengers that have Coovid-19 symptoms upon arrival are tested. 

Photo credit: Luca Sola | AFP

The UK has placed South Africa and several other neighbouring countries back on the controversial red list of travel restrictions following the emergence of a new heavily mutated coronavirus variant.

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