Not less than 30 countries have been banned from entering the UK, following the increase in Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
OnyxNews Nigeria understands that a statement on the United Kingdom government’s website updated on the 22nd of January, people who have been in or transited through the countries listed in the last 10 days will not be allowed into the UK.
British and Irish nationals or others who possess resident visas are however exempted from the restriction.
Those who hold valid UK credentials and have visited the banned countries are expected to self-Isolate for 10 days upon arrival with their household.
However, Nigeria was not on the list among 13 African countries restricted from entering the United Kingdom.
Below are the 30 countries banned by the UK.
Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru
Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores), Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
With nearly four million cases and over 100,000 deaths, the UK is one of the top five nations with the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Below is what needs to be done before travelling to the UK, as stipulated in the government’s website…
– You must have valid proof of a negative coronavirus test to travel to England. You must take the test in the 3 days before you start your journey.
– You will need to present proof of your negative test before you board to travel to England.
– If you don’t present proof of a negative test result certificate, you may not be able to board your transport to England.
– You could be fined £500 when you arrive at the border if you cannot provide proof that you have had a negative coronavirus test.
Meanwhile, presently in Nigeria, total cases of COVID-19, according to Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) state 127,024, with 100, 853 discharged and 1,547 death cases.