COVID-19 vaccine certificates obtained in Nigeria won't be honoured in the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport announced on Monday, October 4, 2021.
Nigeria's COVID-19 vaccine certificate not recognised in UK
Nigeria was missing from the list of 50 countries whose vaccination certificates are accepted.
Nigerians have repeatedly complained over the past few weeks that they're still made to undergo strict restrictions during travels to the United Kingdom, despite being fully vaccinated.
And despite officials promising to ease the restrictions soon, Nigeria was missing from the list of 50 countries whose vaccination certificates are accepted.
Countries listed include the United States of America, Spain, Canada, France, Italy, and Israel. No African country made the list.
"Countries and territories can be added to the list," the update noted.
Fully vaccinated Nigerians who travel to the UK will still be required to pay for COVID-19 tests and quarantine for 10 days.
Nearly five million people have received at least one dose of the AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines, with over two million of them fully vaccinated with two doses.
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