The United Kingdom says fully vaccinated Nigerian travelers arriving in the United Kingdom would no longer need to self-isolate from Monday, October 11.

According to the UK, the approved vaccines are Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen, adding that the traveler must have had a complete course of any of the vaccines at least 14 days before arrival in England.

The UK government disclosed this in a new policy statement it released on Thursday.

According to the statement published on the UK’s official website, fully vaccinated Nigerians will also not need to take a pre-departure test as previously required, with effect from Monday, October 11.

This update is coming days after the UK said it had moved Nigeria from the amber list to the green list which made it mandatory for Nigerian travelers irrespective of their vaccination status to undergo COVID-19 tests and quarantine on arrival in the UK.

The information as published on the website said, “Nigeria will be added to this list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination 4am Monday 11 October.

“If you arrive in England before that date, you must follow the rules for people who are not fully vaccinated.

“If you arrive after that, you can use a vaccine certificate to prove your vaccination status.”

The site added that fully vaccinated Nigerians traveling to England do not need to be quarantined any longer.

 

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