The United Kingdom has omitted Nigeria from its listing of nations with legitimate COVID-19 vaccine certificates.
This means totally vaccinated Nigerians travelling to the UK should be required to isolate for 10 days on arrival within the nation.
Nigeria was lacking from the listing regardless of not being on the UK’s COVID-19 purple listing.
No different African nation was on the listing.
The UK, in a press release on Monday, stated it was taking “a phased method to recognising vaccines administered by different international locations and territories, constructing on the success of the pilot with the U.S. and Europe.
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“Fully vaccinated residents in different international locations not but a part of the inbound coverage, in addition to these partially vaccinated, will nonetheless need to take a pre-departure take a look at, PCR assessments for day 2 and day 8 after arrival, and self-isolate for 10 days, with the choice to check to launch after 5 days.
“The UK government is continuing to work with international partners as we seek to more regularly expand the policy to further countries and territories.”
Last month, the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong stated the UK’s stance may enhance vaccine hesitancy throughout Africa.
“We do not understand why the UK has taken this position,” he stated, including that it was “a message that creates confusion within our population… creating more reticence, reluctance for people to receive vaccines.”
“This message doesn’t really speak to solidarity and co-operation that we all believe are the cornerstone and ingredients for us to emerge from this pandemic together.”
Meanwhile, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has stated the UK strongly helps the work of the Nigerian well being authorities and the nation’s vaccination marketing campaign.