Coronavirus Info Center
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center
We launched this section of our website in March of 2020 in order to provide you with the latest pandemic-related information and how the outbreak was impacting global shipments. Since then, we’ve been sharing breaking news, links to relevant expert sources and insights from The Quick Group’s logistics specialists. Though we had been updating this page less frequently as lockdowns and travel bans decreased with the vaccine rollout, we now find ourselves contending with a new strain of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron. We will now be publishing updates as the situation evolves on this web page, as well as on our website’s Service Alerts pages and our social media channels.
And, as always, whenever you have a question or need additional information—whether COVID-related or not—please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative. You can also send a question to one of our global logistics specialists via our Ask the Experts page. No matter how you’d like to connect with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out—and remember that when the unexpected happens, we are here for you.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reimposed a national lockdown in England following a spike in new COVID-19 cases.
List of countries banning UK arrivals
On Sunday, December 20th, countries across Europe and beyond began closing their borders to travelers from the United Kingdom, in an effort to contain a new COVID-19 variant first reported in England. As of this posting, the following countries have issued a travel ban for flights arriving from the UK:
|Ethiopia||Africa||No||ET Suspended Flights|
|Canary Islands||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Morocco||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Seychelles||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Mauritius||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Tunisia||Africa||No||TU Suspended Flights|
|South Africa||Africa||No||Closed from UK|
|Argentina||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Bolivia||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Canada||Americas||No||re-opened from UK|
|Chile||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Colombia||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|El Salvador||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Granada||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Peru||Americas||No||Closed from UK|
|Hong Kong||Asia||No||Closed from UK|
|India||Asia||No||Closed from UK from 23/12|
|Albania||Asia||No||Closed from UK|
|Singapore||Asia||No||Added border Restrictions|
|Austria||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Belgium||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Bulgaria||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Denmark||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Estonia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Finland||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|France||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Germany||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Ireland||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|Latvia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Lithuania||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Luxembourg||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Malta||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Moldova||Europe||Yes||Flight on 22nd/24th then suspended until further notice|
|Netherlands||Europe||No||re-opened from UK|
|North Macedonia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Norway||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Poland||Europe||No||Closed form midnight|
|Portugal||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Russia||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Spain||Europe||No||Closed from UK|
|Sweden||Europe||No||Closed from UK & Denmark|
|Switzerland||Europe||Yes||Next flight accepting Cargo 23/12|
|Turkey||Europe||No||Freighter option today|
|Iran||Middle East||No||Freighter option today|
|Israel||Middle East||No||Closed Airspace|
|Jordan||Middle East||No||Closed from UK|
|Oman||Middle East||No||Closed from UK|
|Saudi Arabia||Middle East||No||Closed from UK|
|Fiji||Oceania||No||Closed from UK|
The Quick/Sterling team is closely monitoring the situation and will publish updates as news develops.
Please contact your local Customer Service Center 24/7 with any questions about your shipments.
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World Cord Blood Day
Then register today for the event so you can learn, educate and advocate the critical role cord blood plays in saving lives. If you have any questions in the meantime, please drop us a line!
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