The British High Commission says the United Kingdom would not reverse its travel ban on Nigeria over Federal Government’s threat of retaliation.
Spokesman for the British High Commission, Dean Hurlock, made this known in reaction over a statement by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, that the UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia would be put on Nigeria’s travel ban on Tuesday.
Hurlock explained that Britain had made it clear that travel abroad would be different this year, adding that the UK was sticking to its standard background lines.
The Spokesman said the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice was kept under constant review and asked travellers to continue to check it for entry requirements of the destination they plan to visit.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing had said Omicron cases in the UK had clear links to overseas travel from Nigeria and South Africa. She also maintained that the travel ban was evidence-based.