German government ban all travel from high-risk countries, including South Africa

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The German government has agreed to ban all travel from high-risk countries, including South Africa, the UK, Portugal and Brazil.

The restrictions are due to be signed today and could come into force as early as Saturday

Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced this ahead of a meeting with European Union ministers on Thursday, in an effort to limit new virus mutations entering the country.

The ban will include all air, train and road travel, but German nationals who are returning home could be excluded.