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Omicron: UK To Add Nigeria To Redlist Amid Rise In Cases

The United Kingdom says Nigeria will be added to the countries on its red list for international travel to England effectively from  on Monday, December 6

According to a statement from the UK embassy in Nigeria,  the ban is necessitated as a  result of the cases of COVID-19 variant -Omicron linked to Nigeria.

“This follows 21 recent cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron) linked to travel from Nigeria.
From 4am on 6 December, UK and Irish citizens and residents arriving from Nigeria must isolate in a government approved managed quarantine facility for 10 days, and receive two PCR tests, as the UK government takes further precautionary action against the Omicron variant.

“From 4am on 6 Dec a temporary travel ban will be introduced for non-UK and non-Irish citizens and residents who’ve been in Nigeria in the previous 10 days, meaning they will be refused entry into the UK. This doesn’t apply to those staying airside and only transiting through.

Last week, Britain banned South Africa and nine other southern African countries from entry into the UK over fears of bring the new variant into their country

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