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Brits get European holiday boost as Covid beta strain 'fades away after just one week'

Fancy an escape? Sign up to the Chill newsletter for weekly inspiration and advice on UK holidays France is set to re-open to Brit tourists with no quarantines for the jabbed after a Covid variant was successfully contained.Spain and Greece are also likely to stay on the amber list after fears they would move up to 'amber-plus', according to The Times.Amber-plus is a special category forcing 10-day quarantines even for the jabbed.The Beta variant first traced in South Africa last year and made headway in France during June and July.Scientists feared that strain of the virus was more resistant to vaccines, leading the government to create the new amber-plus category for France alone. What do you think about the government's handling

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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 24th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 58 million people, is also the world's 24th-most populous nation.