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Netherlands Lockdown: The Netherlands Enters Lockdown Over Omicron

The Netherlands is the first EU country to re-enter lockdown as Omicron surges. Bars, restaurants, many shops, cinemas, and gyms will close until at least mid-January The Netherlands emergency response committee has advised for a lockdown of all non-essential shops and venues to get Omicron cases under control. The Dutch government has ordered a shutdown…
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Germany Bans UK Travellers - More to follow? - Schengen visa and Coronavirus news

Germany Bans UK Travellers – More to Follow?

Germany has tightened restrictions on travel from the UK in an attempt to curb the spread of the Omicron variant. From midnight on Sunday, or 11 pm UK time, Germany bans UK travellers to Germany, except for German nationals, residents and transit passengers. Germany Bans travel from UK Germany is placing restrictions on travel from…
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NHS COVID Pass Rolled Out For 12-15-Year Olds

On 13 December, the NHS COVID pass was rolled out to 12-15-year olds for international travel, allowing even more people to be able to prove their vaccine status. Children in England who have had a full course of a COVID-19 vaccination will be eligible for an NHS COVID Pass letter for travel from 13 December.…
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British Travellers Face Long Queues at Spanish Airports

Travellers from the United Kingdom who have reached Spain in the last few days have faced long queues at passport control.  Since the UK is no longer part of the European Union, British nationals without Spanish residency rights who reach Spain are no longer permitted to enter without a passport. UK nationals now need to…
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England Requires Vaccine Passports For Indoor Venues

Following the emergence of the Omicron variant, England has implemented a vaccine passport for various indoor venues and large venues. England has also tightened COVID-19 restrictions.  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the tightening of virus restrictions in England as Omicron variant cases surge, including guidance to work from home and mandatory COVID passports. The…
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