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British Significant Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing. Photograph/acebook/catriona.laing.5

The United Kingdom has promised to simplify COVID-19 travel rules for Nigeria nationals and other worldwide people adhering to disheartening tales by tourists.

British Substantial Commission in Nigeria at the weekend reported the travellers will encounter some simplicity in their travel ordeals from Monday, Oct 4, 2021.

“From October 4, 2021, the latest procedure will be simplified. There will be a solitary crimson record of countries and territories exactly where stricter guidelines use, and there will also be a “rest of the world” list, with simplified vacation actions,” United kingdom superior commissioner in Nigeria Catriona Laing reported in a assertion.

Liang said the “rest of the world” list will contain countries presently on the UK’s amber list, this kind of as Nigeria.

Some Nigerians experienced lamented ‘frustrating’ COVID-19 rules when leaving for the United Kingdom, with lots of complaining that the vaccines administered to them in Nigeria have been not recognised.

But the government director of the Nationwide Principal Health Treatment Advancement Agency, Faisal Shuaib, said Nigerian officials “are in talks with the United kingdom government’ more than the problems.

Shuaib, nevertheless, reported all the vaccines administered in Nigeria were being recognised by the United kingdom and said that the United kingdom experienced a few classifications for vaccination by countries – green, amber and pink – of which Nigeria is on the amber listing.

Liang also famous that stories suggesting that the COVID-19 vaccines administered in Nigeria are not permitted by the Uk are untrue.

The Uk higher commissioner in Nigeria claimed the British isles recognises the Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson’s and Johnson’s vaccines utilized in Nigeria, irrespective of in which they are manufactured.

She said the United kingdom authorities is dedicated to opening up international travel although applying its COVID-19 vaccination certification process to allow those people wishing to enter the Uk to do so safely and securely.

“We know this issues vastly to several people in the British isles and Nigeria – the intensive individuals-people today ties in between our two nations around the world are at the coronary heart of our bilateral romantic relationship,” Liang stated.

She also stated that journey rules are kept less than common review and individuals scheduling to vacation to the British isles must routinely check out the latest data and demands as established out on the isles website.

Liang mentioned that the British isles is fully commited to world obtain to vaccines, and is among the greatest funders to COVAX, noting that the British isles has donated 1.2 million vaccines especially to Nigeria via COVAX and will keep on to provide guidance.

“The British isles strongly supports the get the job done of the Nigerian overall health authorities and Nigeria’s vaccination campaign, and strongly encourages all suitable people in Nigeria to get vaccinated. Only at the time we are all vaccinated we can conclusion the unfold of COVID-19,” Liang reported.