The United Kingdom exempts Nigeria from the list of countries placed on travel ban till further notice, due to the wide spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.
This is according to a statement on the website of the British government titled, “Coronavirus restrictions on travel and transport to England.”
The statement updated on January 22 outlined 30 countries banned form entry into the UK. These countries include Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador and Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela Zambia, and Zimbabwe, however travelers without proof of a COVID-19 test will be fined £500.
The statement read,
- You must have valid proof of a negative coronavirus test to travel to England.
- You must take the test in the 3 days before you start your journey.
- You will need to present proof of your negative test before you board to travel to England.
- If you don’t present proof of a negative test result certificate, you may not be able to board your transport to England.
- You could be fined £500 when you arrive at the border if you cannot provide proof that you have had a negative coronavirus test.
According to a BBC report, The UAE, Burundi and Rwanda have been added to the “red list” of countries from where travel to the UK is banned. The measure, aimed at stopping the spread of the South African variant, comes into force from 13:00 on Friday.
There will also be a flight ban on direct passenger flights from the UAE.
The UAE was the most popular long-haul destination in November 2020, with 84,500 passengers travelling to and from the country, according to the Civil Aviation Authority. Other popular destinations were India (54,000), Qatar (38,000) and Vietnam (36,000).