Omicron Variant Prompts International Tourism Destinations to Update Safety Measures, Travel Restrictions

The travel industry is being impacted by a new variant.

Three of Europe's most popular tourist destinations say they have found new COVID-19 cases with the Omicron variant.


The new strain of the virus has entered several nations, prompting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the country of Israel to implement updated safety measures.

Israel is banning all foreign visitors and will bring back counter-terrorism efforts that include phone- tracking technology, according to a story by the news service.

In England, Johnson said that anyone who enters the UK will have to take a test by the end of the second day, and that they will beolate until they have a negative result.

Several countries, including the United States, have put travel bans on people from southern Africa because of the Omicron variant.

Chris Witty, the Chief Medical Officer in Great Britain, expressed optimism about Omicron, despite the fact that there were two cases detected in Britain and two in Germany.

Witty said there is a chance that there will be some degree of vaccine escape with this variant.

The stock market will reopen on Monday, November 28, so it will be important to see how it will perform. The news that the United States, Canada, and several European and Asian countries placed travel restrictions on southern African nations caused travel stocks to plummet.

Australia, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Oman, Kuwait and Hungary have all announced new travel restrictions.