What a new national lockdown means for travel Can I go on holiday? New UK entry testing rules: Everything you need to know Will cruise holidays make a comeback in 2021? Sign up to the Telegraph Travel newsletter The Government is set to ban arrivals from a number of southern African countries, plus the Seychelles and Mauritius, amid fears of the new South African strain of Covid-19 spreading across the continent. All arrivals who have travelled to or transited through Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, eSwatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, the Seychelles and Mauritius in the past ten days will be prohibited from entering the UK. The measure will be in place for a provisional two weeks, and apply to all travellers except British/Irish nationals. Botswana, Mauritius and Seychelles will also be removed from the UK's travel corridor list from 4am on 9 January, along with Israel. This comes after the Government on December 23 banned entry for travellers who had been to, or transited through, South Africa in the previous ten days. All flights from South Africa are banned indefinitely. Aside from the new travel bans, the Government is due to make an announcement on testing arrivals. It is expected that anyone arriving in the UK will need to present a negative Covid-19 test result, taken 72 hours before travel. Scroll down for more of today's travel news.