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Nigeria ignored as UK approves Covid vaccine certificates of 50 countries

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

Following the latest release, the British government has put Nigeria on the ‘amber list’, which has restrictions for travellers to the UK, irrespective of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID.

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.”

In a statement on its website Monday, 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.”

The Nigerian government has encouraged citizens to get vaccinated, with some states demanding proof of vaccination for entrance into public places.

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