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Turkey closes borders to five countries due to new COVID-19 variant

Turkey imposes ban on travel from 5 African countries over new coronavirus variant starting midnight.

Anadolu Agency & Reuters WORLD
Published November 26,2021

Turkey closed its borders to passengers from five countries as a measure against the new coronavirus variant, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday.

Travellers from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe will not be allowed to enter as of Friday night due to rising cases of the new variant, Koca said in a tweet.