- The United Kingdom (UK) on Sunday, December 12, insisted that its travel ban on Nigeria remains
- The world power made this decision known through Dean Hurlock, the spokesman of the British High Commission
- Hurlock noted that not even the federal government's latest retaliation move can force it to change its resolve
The British government has maintained that it will not change its mind on leaving Nigeria in its list of nations banned from entering its borders.
This was disclosed on Sunday, December 12, by the spokesman for the British High Commission, Dean Hurlock.
Hurlock said despite the federal government's recent retaliation move by adding the UK, Canada, and Saudi Arabia to its travel ban list as announced by the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, Punch reports.
He explained that the UK had made it clear that the travel ban will be different for the year as the government sticks to its “standard background lines.”
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“The UK government propose sticking to our standard background lines on whether ‘x’ country will put us on the red list and avoid getting into hypothetical situations.
“The UK government has been clear that travel abroad will be different this year and countries may impose border measures at short notice in line with their own coronavirus policies.
“Travellers can also sign up for e-mail alerts on GOV.UK to get the latest updates as soon as they happen. We are in regular conversations with other countries about their travel policies,” Hurlock explained."
FG strikes back, to restrict airlines from UK, Saudi Arabia in response to Omicron travel ban
Earlier, in what would scatter the plans of many Nigerians, the federal government was ready to go against some top countries over the travel ban imposed on Nigeria over the Omicron Covid-19 virus strain.
As a result of this, the FG says it will restrict airlines coming from Canada, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia into Nigeria from Tuesday, December 14.
Sirika, who disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos, explained that it was to reciprocate the travel ban placed on Nigeria over the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron.