The United Kingdom is deliberating removing Nigeria and other countries from its red list which was due to an increase in the number of cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant across the world.
The UK added Nigeria to its red list on December 6, and people travelling to the UK from any country will need to take the pre-departure Covid-19 test from 7 December.
The UK also placed a temporary suspension on reviewing and issuing visitor visas from all red-listed countries.
Dailymail reports that the red list will be scrapped and replaced with testing for the fully vaccinated.
According to daily mail, Grant Shapps, the UK Transport Secretary has been able to convince his colleagues to replace the red list with testing for the fully vaccinated which is expected to be approved this week.
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Nairametrics reported that the UK placed a travel ban on Nigeria following an increase in the number of cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 across the world.
Nairametrics also reported that the FG restricted airlines coming from Canada, and the UK into Nigeria.
Nairametrics reported that the FG faulted the immigration red listing of Nigeria by the UK government, urging that a common approach globally is needed to fight the newer variant.