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Stansted Airport warns of disruptions as Covid mutation takes hold

Stansted Airport bosses are warning travellers of a “significant number of cancellations” as countries across the world impose bans on flights from the UK.

So far more than 40 nations have blocked UK arrivals in response to the new variant of coronavirus which is ripping through England.

They include Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania and Russia as well as Canada, India and Hong Kong.

Stansted Airport terminal (43672303)
Stansted Airport terminal (43672303)

Stansted’s route network is primarily European. A spokesman warned: “We appreciate this is an uncertain time for our passengers and we are working closely with our airlines to minimise any disruption.

"This is a fast-moving situation, with many flights subject to short-notice change or cancellation. We would urge all passengers to check the status of their flight and not travel to the airport unless they are certain it is going ahead.”

He stressed that the situation was fast-moving, with changes hour by hour, but there were a significant number of cancellations and restrictions of residents only on some flights.

Eurotunnel services to France are also suspended and Eurostar trains to Belgium are not operating.

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