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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Countries That Nigerians Are Allowed To Visit From September

Many countries, amid the COVID-19 pandemic shut their airspace and closed their borders since March and some of them are now easing things up, but with a lot of restrictions.

Britain has Nigeria on its travel ban, just like the United States, which imposed its ban in February.

UK, the most favourite destination of Nigerian travellers, pre-COVID, has drawn up an exempt list of countries and territories. Nigeria is conspicuously missing.
In Africa, only the islands of Mauritius, Reunion, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are are on the list.

For Nigerians, flights to Britain can only be on ”essential” only basis, such as medicare, studies or joining families.

Those coming in outside of the exempt countries will have to abide by the 14-day quarantine rule that was put in place on June 8, including travellers coming from the United States, with the world’s heaviest coronavirus caseload.

While Nigerians are welcome in the United Arab Emirates, they cannot go to Cyprus and Saudi Arabia.

The UAE clarified recently that Nigerians are welcome, amid speculations that they may have been banned because of the reputation damage caused by the arrest of international fraudsters, Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Ponle a.k.a Woodberry..

The EU has also slammed an iron curtain against Nigerian travellers. It means Nigerian travellers are not welcome for now in almost all its 28-member countries.

These are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden

EU has an existing ban on MedView Airline from its air space. So the ban of Nigerian travellers is a double blow.

However, Nigerians are not exceptions, as Americans, almost the entire Latin America nationals, China, Russia are on the list.

The exceptions are Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. EU is constantly updating its list.

But Croatia, a member of the EU is allowing all flights, including from Nigeria, if travellers can provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result procured within 48 hours of arriving at the Croatian border, or submit to an otherwise mandatory quarantine.

In Africa, Although Egypt has opened its airports to scheduled flights , it only allows limited flights from other countries.

In West Africa, there is no reported ban of Nigerian travellers in any of the countries in the region.

There are restrictions however.

Ghana insists on COVID-19 positive certificate.

In East Africa, Ethiopia is also open to Nigerians, with conditions.

Kenya also allows Nigerian travellers to come in. But they must undergo quarantine, according to an advisory by the country’s foreign affairs ministry.

The country does not include Nigeria among 129 countries exempt from quarantine, but exempts America that has the world’s worst COVID-19 cases and deaths and India, with the third worst. COVID. Even Saudi Arabia, with Arab world’s second worst cases after Iran is on Kenya’s quarantine exemption list.

Kenya urges travellers to fill a mandatory ministry of health travellers health service online form and submit prior to travel.

The east African nation, despite the exemptions, insists all arriving passengers on international flights into Kenya must be screened.

Nigerian authorities are still gathering data on countries which have banned both Nigerian flights and passengers, ahead of 5 September.

Hadi Sirika explained the policy of reciprocity: “If they ban both the passengers and the carriers together, then that’s what’s going to happen,” Sirika said.

Sirika said imposing completely reciprocal measures ensures fairness to Nigerians.

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  1. So even by December we can't travel to America for educational reasons?

    1. When our leaders are busy inflating Covid statistics just so they can enjoy WHO relief and grants, they never knew this will be the consequence. The true Covid statistics in Nigeria is less than 3000 but what they stand to embezzle didn't let the picture how it will be interpreted intentionally.

    2. @Saphire,abeg stop misinforming people. I work at a testing center and I know how many positives we have had. That your figure is false. Don't talk about things you have no correct information on

    3. I wonder how Saphire can be spreading false facts on such a grievous issue.

    4. Sapphire, you're wrong, the numbers are even underreported. States like K for instance, their numbers aren't even plausible. The leaders aren't able to easily access grant money like that, as it's paid directly to suppliers and vendors. I am familiar with NGOs working in this area. See how Ganduje tried to hold Kano ransom earlier on? B?y requesting fund, nobody answered him. It's not business as usual. COVID is real

  2. God will perfect everything accordingly,amen.

  3. Does this mean theres a travel ban on Nigerians coming into the US with visitors visa?

  4. Only essential travels should be made at these times. If it's not important,it will be best one stays back home.
    We shall survive.

  5. Whats up with Canada? Are we allowed

    1. Please any update on CANADA most especially work visa applicants

    2. Canada is closed too

  6. It's to sit back noni, nothing is happening till next year 🦋

  7. In order words,stay in your,i mean our country 🙄

  8. What about Mexico?

  9. So we no fit Japa go any country at the moment

  10. When can we travel to European countries

  11. Please can we go Russia on working visa

  12. Nigerians are also ban in Russia


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