Just In: Nigeria Not On The List As UK Recognizes COVID Vaccine Certificate From Over 50 Countries

Nigeria is missing as the United Kingdom (UK) relaxed its COVID-19 vaccine policy for 50 countries.

This means that fully vaccinated Nigerians travelling to UK still need to self-isolate for 10 days.

Nigerian travellers have expressed displeasure over COVID-19 tests in the UK despite being fully vaccinated.

They had described the system as extortion of Africans.

From October 4, UK said the new travel system comes into force with countries and territories categorised as either “red” or “rest of the world.”

The previous traffic light system of green, amber and red lists have been scrapped.

In a statement on its website, the UK government released a list of over 50 countries with approved COVID-19 vaccination programmes and proof of vaccination for travel to England.

“Fully vaccinated residents in other countries not yet part of the inbound policy, as well as those partially vaccinated, will still have to take a pre-departure test, PCR tests for day 2 and day 8 after arrival, and self-isolate for 10 days, with the option to test to release after 5 days,” the statement reads.

“The UK government is continuing to work with international partners as we seek to more regularly expand the policy to further countries and territories.”

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