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PCR tests for 21 people who arrived on Island from South Africa

Will be asked to undertake voluntary PCR tests

Twenty-one people who have travelled to the Isle of Man from South Africa in the past 10 days are being contacted by government.

The passengers arrived on the ‘vaccination exemption pathway’.

They’re being asked to have voluntary PCR tests after a new variant of Covid-19 was discovered in the country.  

Government says they're not required to self-isolate, whilst waiting for their results, unless they are symptomatic.

Six African countries have now been been added to the UK's travel red list.

Anyone who has been in a red list country in the past 10 days is prohibited from travelling to the Island until they have completed mandatory hotel quarantine. 

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