Just In: Nigeria to exit UK red list today

There are strong indications that Nigeria will exit the United Kingdom red list today according to a reliable source called Aviation Metric from London.

The source who is very close to the British Government said, “Good news. We hear that Nigeria will be removed from the red list today and it will be announced 12.30 hrs UK time”.

The source who called from a meeting in London said the UK government would give more details when the announcement is made later today.


UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Aviation Metric had exclusively reported on Monday that the UK may rescind its travel ban on Nigeria and revert to a return of quarantine for countries on the Red List particularly Nigerians before the December 20 date for the review of the list.

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The review could see Nigerians travelling undergo quarantine in their chosen hotels or homes rather than the current situation where travellers, especially British nationals, are subjected to a 10-day compulsory quarantine at government facilities at a cost of over £2, 000.

A top official of one of the British carriers, who spoke to Aviation Metric under strict condition of anonymity because he was not supposed to disclose the outcome of the meetings held by the British authorities, said: “The UK Red List is going to be reviewed before December 20. I can tell you that authoritatively. They would most likely revert to quarantine as against the blanket ban on Nigerians.”

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“Nigeria would most likely exit the Red List but there would be strict rules on quarantine which will be done in a hotel of choice of travellers, or in their homes.”

…Details later

Wole Shadare