Bolivia Bans Flights from Europe Due to New Coronavirus Strain

There are no direct flights between the United Kingdom and Bolivia. Most passengers coming from the European continent enter the country via connections in the Spanish city of Madrid.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian government on Tuesday said it will ban flights from Europe between December 25th and January 8th, in a bid to prevent the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom.

Safety regulations at air terminals will also be stepped up for incoming European flights, Deputy Health Minister Alvaro Terrazas said at a press conference.

"The decision has been taken to reinforce the measures and protocols for passengers from Europe. All will be subjected to laboratory tests ... to detect those who carry the disease," said Terrazas.

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