UK to remove Nigeria, others from red list

The United Kingdom is expected to remove Nigeria from its red list and the travel bans it imposed over fears of the Omicron variant.

The Guardian Uk reported that all 11 countries on England’s travel red list are to be taken off it from 4:00am on Wednesday, amid diminishing concern about Omicron cases being imported into the country.

UK health secretary Sajid Javid announced on Wednesday that a mandatory hotel quarantine for those arriving from some southern African countries will end.

Instead, all travellers arriving in England will be able to isolate at home. If double vaccinated, they can be released with a negative PCR test taken within two days of arrival. If not they must stay at home for 10 days and get a test before day two and another on day eight or later.

Javid announced that the red list was being emptied on Tuesday in parliament as it had become “less effective in slowing the incursion of Omicron from abroad.”

He said the requirement to get tested before departure would remain in place.

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