Nigeria was placed on the UK travel blacklist on Saturday, following the identification of Omicron cases in the UK that were "connected to Nigeria."
"The administration has decided to put Nigeria on the travel blacklist, which will go into force at 4 a.m. on Monday." From that moment forward, only UK residents or nationals of the UK will be able to enter the UK from Nigeria, and they will be required to quarantine in one of the suitable hotels," UK health secretary Sajid Javid said on Saturday.
Other African nations on the UK travel blacklist include South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, in addition to Nigeria.
British nationals or residents arriving from Nigeria must quarantine for 10 days at a government-approved hotel at a cost of £2,285 for an adult, according to UK guidance on quarantine procedures for persons arriving from countries on the red list.
There is a £1,430 "extra rate for 1 adult (or child over 11)," and a £325 "additional rate for a child aged 5 to 11."
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