Covid-19: Chile postpones opening of land border crossings because of Omicron variant

The provisions adopted by the health authorities as preventive measures, "until more is known about the evolution of the variant (Omicron) in the world", were announced during the daily delivery of the coronavirus balance.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean government announced on Monday (29) that as of next Wednesday the entry of foreign passengers from seven African countries, where the new variant Omicron of the coronavirus was detected for the first time, will be prohibited. It also postponed the opening of a border crossing to Argentina for at least 15 days.

"We have decided, as a preventive measure until we know more about the new variant, to make some changes to what was previously mentioned in the Protected Border Plan," said the Undersecretary of Health Care Networks, Alberto Dougnac.

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