Last Updated on December 5, 2021 by Tobi
The government of the United Kingdom banned Flights from Nigeria in an effort to curb the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 strain.
Sajid Javid, the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, confirmed the news on Twitter on December 4, 2021.
“Only UK/Irish nationals and residents going from Nigeria will be permitted access from 4 a.m. Monday and must isolate in a controlled quarantine facility,” Javid stated.
“From 4 a.m. Tuesday, everybody traveling to the UK from a country not on the Red List, regardless of their vaccination status, will be forced to undergo a pre-departure test,” he said.
This implies that Nigerians with valid passports and visiting visas are unable to enter the UK until the ban is lifted.
This comes only three days after the Canadian government placed Nigeria on a no-fly list due to the Omicron COVID-19 version.