- The travel ban imposed on Nigeria and nine other African countries by the Canadian government has been lifted
- Recall that the country placed travel restriction on flights from South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt
- This development comes days after the United Kingdom and the UAE governments lifted the ban imposed on travel from 10 African countries including Nigeria
The ban imposed on travelers from Nigeria and nine other African countries by Canada has been lifted according to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Channels TV reports.
Travel restrictions on flights from South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Malawi and Egypt have also been lifted.
Meanwhile, country also reimposed testing, warning that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 risks quickly overwhelming hospitals, Vanguard news added.
This development comes days after the United Kingdom and the UAE governments lifted the ban imposed on travel from 10 African countries including Nigeria.
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Omicron: Pastor Adeboye blasts developed countries for discrimination against Africa
In another report, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has slammed developed nations for discriminating against Africa.
A number of foreign countries have placed travel restrictions on African nations following the outbreak of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. This move has been widely described as discriminatory.
Adeboye made the remark on Thursday, December 9, during the RCCG’s annual Holy Ghost Congress which was held along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The cleric in reaction to the prediction that Africans will die of COVID-19 like chickens urged the church not to give up on praying to God over the new variant, Omicron. According to him, the church must pray for the siege over Nigeria to be over and not carry placards.
Omicron: Canada rejects COVID test results from 10 African nations
In a previous report by Legit.ng, nationals from 10 African countries, including Nigeria, will henceforth go through some hurdles and a series of tests in order to be permitted entry into Canada due to the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant which some have associated with the continent.
The European nation, however, stated in its recent travel advisory that its citizens, permanent residents, and people with status under the Indian Act who have been in the affected countries are allowed entry into Canada.
The Canadian government made it clear that such persons would be required to obtain proof of a valid negative COVID test from a third country, meaning they must present proof of in-transit PCR test results for entry into Canada.