The United Kingdom has on Tuesday cancelled COVID-19 test for Nigerian travellers and others.
This was contained in a “Travel Abroad” advisory for those coming from other countries, published on the UK Government’s website.
The UK government noted that travellers would no longer be required to show evidence of COVID-19 Test as a precondition for coming into the country.
“From 4am 18 March, if you’re returning to England you will not need to get any COVID-19 tests, fill in a passenger locator form, or quarantine.
“18 March travels to England changes. If you will arrive in England from abroad after 4am, Friday 18 March, you do not need to; take any COVID-19 tests – before you travel or after you arrive.
“Fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel. This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not. You also will not need to quarantine when you arrive, in line with current rules,” the advisory stated.
The same measure applies to those travelling to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Nigerians travelling to the United Kingdom can worry less about COVID-19 tests in the European country.
The British government had earlier announced the pre-departure tests which began on Friday, January 7, 2022.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson told the parliament that the requirement to self-isolate on arrival until receipt of a negative PCR test will be lifted.
“Instead, a negative lateral flow test will be acceptable,” Johnson said.
The rapid test that has been in use since October 2021 helps to check for COVID-19 infection.