Fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria can now go to England without needing to provide a pre-departure test.
The British High Commission on Thursday announced that
“From Monday, 11 October 2021, fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria will be able to come to England without needing to provide a pre-departure test, undertake a day 8 test or self-isolate for 10 days, although will still need to book and pay for a day 2 test.”
It also added that,
“Fully vaccinated means that you have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England. The day you had your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days,”
“You must be able to prove that you have been fully vaccinated under a vaccination programme and have a valid proof of vaccination recognised by the British Government (for Nigeria, the certificates with valid QR codes as issued by Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency are recognised),” the statement reads.
Acting British High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, said it was a cooperation with Nigeria’s National primary Health Care Developement that led to the new traveling rules.
“To make this happen, we have been working closely with Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on recognising Nigeria’s vaccine certification, which we have now done,” he said.
He also revealed that the UK is committed to opening up it borders for travellers convenience.
“The UK remains committed to opening up international travel and enabling those who wish to enter the UK, to do so safely.”