The United kingdom has said that Nigeria has a high risk of COVID-19 exposure, based on currently available information.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said this in a travel advisory on its website and advised its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria.
“Individuals entering or returning to the UK from Nigeria will be required to follow additional UK border measures, which includes self-isolation for 14 days,” it said.
“We urge travellers to discuss their plans with a health professional as this is important for those at higher risk of severe COVID-19.
“Intending travellers should consider the risk at all destinations, including any transit countries and the risk during travel itself.
“Travellers should check with the airline/tour operator about physical distancing measures or other measures in place to reduce risk during travel.
“Follow the latest social distancing guidance, including any local requirements and maintain good hand, respiratory, and personal hygiene at all times. This may be particularly important if staying with friends and family,” the advisory read.