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Tuesday, 14 December 2021 00:00

Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

The government of the United Kingdom has announced that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK's travel red list from 4am on Wednesday.

Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are on the list. 

The red list was reintroduced in late November as a precaution after the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Published in AVIATION TRENDS

With effect from Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Federal Government will restrict airlines coming from Canada, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia into Nigeria.

Minister of Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, announced the decision on Sunday in Lagos and explained that it was to reciprocate restricted flights from Nigeria into those countries over the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron.

Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Nigeria is sharing the 103rd position with Ethiopia in the 2021 Henley Passport Index. A Nigerian passport, according to the report only guarantees visa-free access to 45 countries of the world.

The 2021 Henley Passport Index ranked Seychelles passport as the number one in Africa and 29 in the world. Seychelles passport holders have access to 152 countries without visa payment.

Globally, Japan’s passport is ranked as the most powerful in the world. A Japanese passport allows a holder to enter 192 countries around the world without the need for visa payment. Botswana’s passport is ranked number 2 in Africa – ranked 67 globally and access to 86 countries.

The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative was launched to advance the role of tourism in safeguarding rural villages, along with their landscapes, natural and cultural diversity, and their local values and activities, including local gastronomy.

Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have strongly aligned themselves behind its leadership and vision for the sector. Coming together for the 24th General Assembly in Madrid, Spain, Members from every global region approved the Organization’s Programme of Work and endorsed key initiatives designed to build a more a resilient, inclusive and sustainable tourism.

Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS