Britain Adds Nigeria To “Red List” As Strict Travel Testing Begins
Britain has added Nigeria to “red list” as the country tightens inbound travel screening, aso naija reports.
All inbound travellers to Britain will be required to complete a pre-departure screening.
This is done following the spread of the Omicron variant, health minister Sajid Javid stated on Saturday that travelers from Nigeria will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test and will be quarantined in hotels.
Travel restrictions, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are vital to curbing the spread of Omicron as experts strive to learn more about the variant’s transmissibility and implications for vaccine effectiveness.
The total number of verified Omicron cases has risen to 160, according to the Britain Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
In a clip, Javid added, “We’ve kept the data under review over the last week or so since we learned about Omicron, and we’re seeing increasing number of cases linked to travel”.
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