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Day: January 28, 2020

What British passport holders can expect after Brexit
Featured, United Kingdom

What British passport holders can expect after Brexit

    On January 31st, the UK will leave the European Union, but what does this mean for British passport holders? Travel firms are insisting that everything will remain the same for holidaymakers after Brexit. Warnings were issued last year about potential restrictions for foreign travel in the event of the UK withdrawing from the EU without an agreement. These included passports needing to be valid for six months after the end of trips and passengers not being allowed to use border queues designated for EU passport holders. Will my passport still be valid after Brexit? Mark Tanzer, chief executive of travel trade organisation Abta, said that the transition period means there will be no changes when Brexit happens at 11pm on Friday. He said: Because the UK is set to ...
Japan and Germany confirm victims did not visit China
Asia, Featured

Japan and Germany confirm victims did not visit China

    Two people from Japan and Germany who had contracted coronavirus had not visited the area in China where the deadly viral outbreak originated, authorities have confirmed. One of the patients was a Japanese tour bus driver in his 60s in the city of Nara who had driven two groups of Chinese tourists who had come from Wuhan earlier this month. He was diagnosed with pneumonia on Saturday and has now been hospitalised. Another man in his 40s who lives in Wuhan and arrived in Japan on 20 January was also confirmed to have contracted the virus, the ministry said. The ministry said it was checking on people who had been in contact with the two new patients. The latest infections bring the total number of confirmed Japanese cases to six. It comes as Germany’s first case o...