OPINION - Talking Point: Have new Covid travel restrictions impacted your holiday plans?

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Shut stores in Vienna as Austria enters nationwide lockdown (AFP via Getty Images)
Shut stores in Vienna as Austria enters nationwide lockdown (AFP via Getty Images)

Travel rules have now tightened in light of the new Omicron variant.

From 30 November, anyone returning to the UK will have two days to take a PCR test. Lateral flow tests will no longer be accepted, and you’ll have to self-isolate until you have proof of a negative test result.

The red list has also been updated to include ten southern African countries - South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, and Zambia. To enter the UK from one of these countries you must be a UK or Irish national or resident, and you’ll be required to isolate in a quarantine hotel for 10 days.

Have the new rules affected your travel plans?

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