Canada to ban travelers from Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt amid Omicron concerns - Toronto Star

FILE PHOTO: An airplane takes off from Billy Bishop Airport after Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that passengers will require COVID-19 vaccination for air, ship and interprovincial train services, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will ban travelers who have been to Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the Toronto Star newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources.

Canada has identified five people with the new variant, at least two of whom were recently in Nigeria. Last week Ottawa barred travelers who had been to seven southern African nations.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Mark Porter)

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