A new strain of the coronavirus was discovered in South Africa, which is not only scary for citizens of the country but also for other countries since people are constantly travelling all over the world.
The new variant has not been discovered in Western Europe and Germany.
Thus far about five countries and airlines, including Germany and Turkey, have forbidden flights from South Africa from entering their airports.
According to the health ministry, the transport ban includes all passenger traffic by train, bus, flights and ship from South Africa, Britain, and Northern Ireland.
This ban began on 22 December and will be lifted on 6 January 2021. However, people who own valid residency permits for Germany are welcome to return from 1 January 2021.
Their health ministry has required travellers who arrived from South Africa and the other affected countries or those who have been there in the last 10 days, to get tested for the coronavirus.
Germany still has quarantine rules in place for travellers who have arrived from the affected countries, which will ensure that this new variant of coronavirus does not enter their land.
Jens Spahn, Germany's Health Minister, said that they would do everything in the power to prevent the variant of coronavirus from entering Germany.
"The entry ban from Britain, Northern Ireland and South Africa is a precautionary measure until we know more about the reported coronavirus mutations" in those countries, said Spahn.