Guatemala blocks travel from Brazil, UK and South Africa in new Covid-19 measure

The measure will go into effect on Saturday and last through April 30, applying to tourists who have been to those countries within the prior two weeks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guatemala will restrict entry to visitors who have recently been to Brazil, the United Kingdom and South Africa in an effort to control a jump in coronavirus cases, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.

The measure will go into effect on Saturday and last through April 30, applying to tourists who have been to those countries within the prior two weeks, Giammattei said in a public address.

He noted that Guatemala had registered 5,813 new Covid-19 infections in the last five days, bringing the total in the Central American country to 210,667 confirmed . . .

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