The United Kingdom government has vowed to ease up COVID-19 travel restrictions for Nigerian travellers in October.
Catriona Laing, The British High Commissioner said;
“The ‘rest of the world’ list will include countries currently on the UK’s amber list, such as Nigeria.
“The UK is committed to opening up international travel and we are using our COVID-19 vaccination certification process to enable those wishing to enter the UK to do so safely.
“We know this matters hugely to many people in the UK and in Nigeria — the extensive people-people ties between our two countries are at the heart of our bilateral relationship.”
The issue of the genuineness of the the covid vaccines administered in Nigeria, Laing requested that Nigerians should take no notice of the claim that COVID vaccines administered in the country were not approved.
She said, “The UK strongly supports the work of the Nigerian health authorities and Nigeria’s vaccination campaign, and strongly encourages all eligible residents in Nigeria to get vaccinated. Only once we are all vaccinated can we end the spread of COVID-19.
“I would like to emphasise that any statements that COVID-19 vaccines administered in Nigeria are not approved by the UK are completely untrue.”
Laing, said with confidence that the United Kingdom fully accepted the Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines used in Nigeria, irrespective of where they were made.