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Coronavirus: UK changes travel rules for travelers from Nigeria to England

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Coronavirus: UK changes travel rules for travelers from Nigeria to England

This policy applies to people fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson)

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 11, 2021 / APO Group / –

From Monday October 11, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers from Nigeria will be able to travel to England without the need to provide a pre-departure test, take a day 8 test, or self-isolate for 10 days, but will still need to book and pay for a day 2 test. This policy applies to people fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson).

Fully vaccinated means you have received a full course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before your arrival in England. The day you received your last dose does not count as one of the 14 days. You must be able to prove that you have been fully vaccinated as part of a vaccination program and have valid proof of vaccination recognized by the UK government. For Nigeria, certificates with valid QR codes issued by the Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development Agency are recognized.

If you are not a fully vaccinated traveler from Nigeria to England, you should:

take a COVID-19 test before departure – to take within 3 days of travel book and pay for COVID-19 tests on days 2 and 8 – to take after arrival complete a passenger locator form – at all time within 48 hours before arrival

After your arrival, you must:

quarantined at home or where you are staying for 10 days take a pre-booked COVID-19 test on day 2 or before and day 8 or after

Acting British High Commissioner Ben Llewellyn-Jones said:

The exemption of fully vaccinated Nigerians traveling to the UK from providing pre-departure testing and self-isolating for 10 days is a very welcome development. To do this, we have worked closely with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency of Nigeria to recognize the certification of Nigeria’s vaccines, which we have now done.

The UK remains committed to opening up international travel and allowing those who wish to enter the UK to do so safely. Vaccines work and – as the pandemic has shown – no one is safe until we are all safe. I encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated.

For more information, including those under 18, please see the travel tips here.

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