Breaking: Excitement as UK Govt Lifts COVID-19 Test For Nigerian Travellers, Others From Friday

Breaking: Excitement as UK Govt Lifts COVID-19 Test For Nigerian Travellers, Others From Friday

  • This is one news that would excite Nigerians and other Africans, especially those that visit the United Kingdom for health reasons, work-related reasons, study and more
  • The British government has called off the requirements it earlier outlined for those visiting the European country and are mandated to present their COVID-19 test result
  • This was disclosed in a travel advisory for those coming from other countries, published on the UK Government’s website

Nigerians entering the United Kingdom will no longer be required to show evidence of the COVID-19 Test as a precondition for coming into the country.

The new order will take effect from Friday, March 18, 2022, Leadership reports.

This was disclosed in a travel abroad advisory for those coming from other countries, published on the UK Government’s website.

Breaking: Excitement as UK Govt Lifts COVID-19 Test For Nigerian Travellers, Others From Friday
Breaking: Excitement as UK Govt Lifts COVID-19 Test For Nigerian Travellers, Others From Friday. Photo credit: health.gov.ng
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The advisory stated below:

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“From 4am 18 March, if you’re returning to England you will not need to get any COVID-19 tests, fill in a passenger locator form, or quarantine.
“18 March travel to England changes. If you will arrive in England from abroad after 4am, Friday 18 March, you do not need to:
“Take any COVID-19 tests – before you travel or after you arrive.
“Fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel.
“This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not.
“You also will not need to quarantine when you arrive, in line with current rules."

The same measure applies to those travelling to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Amid highly infectious Omicron, France detects another COVID-19 variant

Medical scientists in France have discovered a new COVID-19 variant, IHU, with 46 mutations, while nations battle with the highly infectious Omicron.

The scientists stated that not less than 12 persons living in southeastern France have been infected with the new variant.

It was gathered that the first case has been traced to a person with a travel history to Cameroun.

Omicron variant: Hard times as another foreign country takes strong action against Nigeria

Meanwhile, Nigeria had been included in the United Kingdom (UK)'s red list of countries following the discovery of Omicron variant of COVID-19 cases linked to it.

The British government made the announcement in a statement shared on the UK government's website on Saturday, December 4, in a bid to tackle the spread of the virus.

According to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, all international arrivals to the UK would be required to take pre-departure COVID-19 tests from 4:00am on Monday, December 6.

Source: Legit.ng

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