Nigeria missing from UK’s list of recognised Covid-19 vaccine certificates

Nigeria missing from UK’s list of recognised Covid-19 vaccine certificates

The United Kingdom (UK) has released a list of 50 countries it recognises their Covid-19 vaccine certificates and Nigeria is conspicuously absent from

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The United Kingdom (UK) has released a list of 50 countries it recognises their Covid-19 vaccine certificates and Nigeria is conspicuously absent from the list.

This means that fully vaccinated Nigerians travelling to the UK still need to self-isolate for 10 days. Nigeria wasn’t added to the list despite not being on the UK’s Covid-19 red list. No other African country was on the list.

The UK government had said Nigeria is on the ‘amber’ list, which has restrictions for travellers to the UK, irrespective of whether they have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

In a statement on its website, the UK government released a list of over 50 countries with approved Covid-19 vaccination programmes and proof of vaccination for travel to England.

“Fully vaccinated residents in other countries not yet part of the inbound policy, as well as those partially vaccinated, will still have to take a pre-departure test, PCR tests for day 2 and day 8 after arrival, and self-isolate for 10 days, with the option to test to release after 5 days.

“The UK government is continuing to work with international partners as we seek to more regularly expand the policy to further countries and territories.”

The government said the new simplified travel system meant that eligible fully vaccinated passengers and eligible under-18s returning from over 50 countries and territories, not on the red list, can do so without needing to complete a pre-departure test (PDT), a day 8 test or enter a 10-day self-isolation period, making it easier for those travelling,” the statement in part read

It added that eligible fully vaccinated passengers with an approved vaccine and recognised certificate from a country not on the red list would be able to replace their day 2 test with a cheaper lateral flow test, reducing the cost of tests on arrival into England.

Below is a list of vaccine certificates recognised by the UK:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Andorra EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Anguilla Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Antigua and Barbuda Vaccine certificate.
Australia Vaccine certificate.
Austria EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Bahrain Vaccine certificate.
Barbados Vaccine certificate.
Belgium EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Bermuda Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
British Indian Ocean Territory Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
British Virgin Islands Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Brunei Vaccine certificate.
Bulgaria EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Canada Vaccine certificate.
Cayman Islands Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Croatia EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Cyprus EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Czech Republic (Czechia) EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Denmark EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Dominica Vaccine certificate.
Estonia EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Falkland Islands Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Finland EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
France EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Germany EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Gibraltar Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Greece EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Hungary EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Iceland EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Ireland EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Israel Vaccine certificate.
Italy EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Japan Vaccine certificate.
Kuwait Vaccine certificate.
Latvia EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Liechtenstein EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Lithuania EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Luxembourg EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Malaysia Vaccine certificate.
Malta EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Monaco EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Montserrat Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Netherlands EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
New Zealand Vaccine certificate.
Norway EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Poland EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Portugal EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Qatar Vaccine certificate.
Romania EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
San Marino EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Saudi Arabia Vaccine certificate.
Singapore Vaccine certificate.
Slovakia EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Slovenia EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
South Korea Vaccine certificate.
Spain EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
Sweden EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.
Switzerland EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of a Swissmedic approved vaccine.
Taiwan Vaccine certificate.
Turks and Caicos Islands Letter of proof from the overseas territory government showing you’ve been fully vaccinated under the UK overseas vaccine programme.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vaccine certificate.
USA CDC card showing you’ve had a full course of an FDA-approved vaccine in the USA plus proof that you are a resident of the USA.
Vatican City EU DCC showing you’ve had a full course of an EMA approved vaccine.