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FILE: Travelers at Heathrow Airport in London on December 21, 2020 (Photo: Niklas Halle’n/AFP)
The United Kingdom is set to reduce travel restrictions and scrap the infamous red list which came back into use after the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.
A UK newspaper, Daily Mail, reports that the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, had been able to convince his colleagues that the restrictions should be replaced with testing for the fully vaccinated.
There has been outrage from countries placed on the red list, many of which were African countries, since the British government instituted the fresh restrictions.
The PUNCH had reported that the Nigerian government would place the UK, Canada, and Saudi Arabia on its travel ban list on Tuesday.
However, in response to what the British High Commission in Nigeria saw as a threat from the government, it stated that there would be no reversal.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had on Wednesday promised to reexamine the UK’s policy following claims that it was unfair and ineffective.
The proposal to reduce the travel restrictions is expected to be approved this week, according to the report.
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