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The countries that have banned UK travellers from entry as Omicron rates rise

Amidst rising Omicron cases UK travellers have been banned from Australia, New Zealand and Japan and 12 other countries.

By Sarah McCann, Search and Trends Writer
Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 3:32 pm
Updated Monday, 20th December 2021, 10:48 am

It has been announced the UK has taken all 11 countries off its red list, but that is not the case elsewhere in the world.

With Omicron cases on the rise in the UK, countries across the world have banned British travellers from entry.

So far, countries including France, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and China have closed their borders and brought in tight restrictions, meaning British passport holders are unable to travel there.

There is growing concern about the spread from the Omicron variant and the UK itself has brought it tight controls and is fast tracking its Covid booster programme.

So, where are British passport holders unable to travel to? We've put together the list of 15 countries with latest information according to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office below.

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