COVID-19: Welsh rugby teams on tour in South Africa race to return to UK as variant sparks flight suspensions
Two Welsh rugby teams are looking to repatriate their staff and players as soon as possible after South Africa was added to the travel red list.
Cardiff Rugby and Scarlets Rugby had both travelled to the country to play two United Rugby Championship games each.
But a new coronavirus variant has been discovered that could be more transmissible and more resistant to vaccines.
South Africa is being added to the red list at 12pm on Friday, meaning flights are being suspended and those who arrive in the UK will be required to isolate for 10 days.
From 4am on Sunday, this quarantine period will need to take place in a hotel.
This will have a knock-on effect for both teams because the Heineken Champions Cup is due to begin on …
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