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South Africans unable to fly to IOM for Christmas

Former Commonwealth cyclist speaks to Manx Radio

A Manxman living in South Africa says he's had to cancel a festive family trip to the Island due to the travel restrictions imposed on flights leaving the country. 

It follows the detection of a new variant of Covid-19 there called Omicron.

The daughters of Steve Porter, who represented the Isle of Man as a cyclist at the Commonwealth Games, were due to spend Christmas at their grandparents' home in Onchan.

He told Manx Radio the current situation is understandable but still frustrating:

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