The United Kingdom government have removed the Federal Republic of Nigeria from its Covid-19 red list.
This was announced by the UK Health Secretary, Sajid Javid while speaking with the parliament.
Recall The News Beam had earlier reported that Nigeria was added to the country’s red list for international travel over concerns on the spread of the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron.
The United Kingdom will now ease the travel restrictions placed on Nigeria, as well as, and 10 other countries from 4 A.M on Wednesday.
These other countries include Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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“Now that there is community transmission of Omicron in the UK and Omicron has spread so widely across the world, the travel red list is now less effective in slowing the incursion of Omicron from abroad”, Javid said.
He added, “Whilst we will maintain our temporary testing measures for international travel we will be removing all 11 countries from the travel red list effective from 4am tomorrow morning”.