The Nigerian government has slammed travel restrictions on a number of countries in retaliation to being placed on their red list over spread of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron concerns.
From Tuesday, December 14, 2021 airlines from these countries will be prohibited from coming into Nigeria.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Sunday in Lagos.
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The Minister said, “As they did to us, if they do not allow our citizens into their countries; who are they coming, as airlines, to pick from our country?”
“They are not supposed to come in. I am very sure in the next three days; Monday or Tuesday, all those countries will be put on the red list of COVID-19”, he added.
These countries are:
- The United Kingdom,
- Saudi Arabia,