UK requires negative PCR upon entry and reverts to mask indoors

Spain will require a negative Sars CoV-2 test for all travelers from high-risk countries – currently Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe – carried out no later than 72 hours before entry regardless of whether they are vaccinated.

In addition, it will only allow from next December 1 the entry of people from the United Kingdom with a vaccination certificate and not as before with negative diagnostic tests for COVID-19 or having overcome the disease, due to the appearance of new variants of the virus.

Precisely this Sunday the United Kingdom has detected two cases with the variant from southern Africa, baptized as omicron. The first was detected this Friday in Belgium.

This weekend they have released a ‘COVID passport’ in Navarra and Galicia to enter special bars and discos and for restaurants with a certain capacity.

Health has reported 9,912 cases and 24 deaths with COVID-19 this Friday. The official count in Spain reaches 87,955 deceased and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5,131,012.

The cumulative incidence it continues to rise after exceeding the threshold of one hundred cases: it has grown by more than 11 points since the last day, to 171.68 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Follow the last hour of the pandemic minute by minute:


  • 10:17

    “Let’s respect the rules, let’s reduce our contacts once again. Let’s do it to prevent schools and the nurseries close again, so that we do not have to completely stop public life again. Let’s do it mostly to save lives, “he said.

  • 10:17

    The situation remains worrying in Germany where the German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has called on the population to reduce contacts to avoid a new closure of public life in the face of the serious situation in the country, where today another consecutive peak of incidence of the coronavirus is registered.

  • 10:05

    Catalonia. The Government plans to announce this Monday when it will reactivate the requirement of the COVID certificate in bars, restaurants or gyms in Catalonia, while epidemic indicators continue to be worrisome.

  • 09:08

    This is what is known about the new variant of the coronavirus: it is called omicron and it contains more than 30 mutations.

    victimsWhat is known about Ómicron, the variant of the coronavirus with the most mutations?
  • 08:34

    LAST MINUTE: The Australian Government confirms two cases in the country of the omicron variant.

  • 08:26

    Europe shields itself against the new variant

    victimsSeveral European countries confirm cases of the new omicron variant
  • 08:25

    Spain, for its part, will require a negative coronavirus test to all travelers from high-risk countries -currently Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe- carried out a maximum of 72 hours before admission regardless of whether they are vaccinated.

  • 08:25

    The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced after the first two cases on British soil that several restrictions are returning, including wearing a mask in stores and public transport and that all travelers undergo a PCR test, and not antigens, upon arrival in the United Kingdom.

  • 08:24

    The British Government has registered two, the same as the German region of Bavaria, while Italy and the Czech Republic each have one.

  • 08:24

    We go with a summary of the last hour: Concern about the new variant of COVID persists and this Saturday Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Czech Republic have reported their first infections, six in total that are added to the one confirmed this Friday in Belgium (the first in Europe).

  • 08:23

    Good Morning. We begin at this time, as every day since the beginning of the pandemic, the news story about the new coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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