Sudan bans travels to India to control Covid-19 variant

Sudan has banned Indian travellers from entering the country and effectively suspended flights from the Asian nation effective May 20 to control spread of the variant of Covid-19.

A statement by the Sudanese Supreme Committee for Health Emergencies said all arrivals at all border points, from India, whether directly or through other countries, will not be admitted into Sudan if the travelers had been in India in the last 14 days.

The Sudanese Supreme Committee for Health Emergencies also suspended studies in all schools and universities in Sudan for one month, stopped mass prayers and rituals in all places of worship, and ordered everyone to wear masks while in public spaces.

Several countries, including the U.S., Australia and Kenya restricted flights from India or tightened quarantine rules on travelers coming from the country as a devastating second wave hit it.

But Australia’s total ban on arrivals from India follows a pandemic policy of imposing of some of the strictest COVID-19 border controls in the world.

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