The United Kingdom on Saturday has said Nigeria will be added to the countries on its red list as a result of COVID Omicron cases discovered in the country.
This was made known in a tweet by the UK on Saturday.
According to the new protocol, non-UK and non-Irish citizens who are travelling in from Nigeria will not be allowed entry into the UK.
Although the ban is described as temporary, the UK said the new protocol does not apply to persons “staying airside and only transiting through”
Nigeria will be added from Monday to the red list of countries according to UK
The health secretary stated that travellers from countries on the UK’s Red List would only be required to take a test before they arrive in the country.
And from 4 am Tuesday, anyone travelling to the UK from countries not on the Red List will be required to take a pre-departure test, regardless of their vaccination status,” he added.