UK Adds Nigeria To Red List Over Omicron Fears

UK Adds Nigeria To Red List Over Omicron Fears
UK PM, Boris Johnson
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The United Kingdom has disclosed that Nigeria has been added to its red list category as it looks to tighten travel restrictions in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron.

‘From 0400 on Monday 6 December, Nigeria will be added to the red list for entering England,’ the UK government’s travel advisory on Nigeria said.

This means Nigerians who do not have UK citizenship or residence permit can no longer travel to the country until the advisory is revised.

The rule applies to even fully vaccinated persons.

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‘Over the recent days we have learnt of a significant number of growing cases linked to travel with Nigeria,’ UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said, as reported by the BBC on Saturday.

‘There are 27 cases already in England and that’s growing and Nigeria now is second only to South Africa in terms of linked cases to Omicron.’

Africa Daily News, New York had earlier reported that Nigeria first reported cases of the Omicron variant on Wednesday.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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