Norway extends ban on flights from Britain until December 29

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway has extended its ban on flights from Britain until Dec. 29 due to concerns over a new variant of the coronavirus, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Norway first imposed the ban on Dec. 21 on news that the new variant was rapidly spreading in Britain.

"It's still possible that the flights will be suspended until after the New Year," the ministry added.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; Editing by Hugh Lawson)