December 05: British government said that all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight in an effort to limit the spread of the virus.

The new rules will apply from 4 a.m. London time Tuesday said Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

Everyone will be required to take a pre-departure test a maximum of 48 hours before leaving.

From Monday Nigeria will be added to the red list of countries. Arrivals from there will be banned except for the U.K. and Irish residents people arriving from Nigeria must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.

21 Omicron cases linked to Nigerian travel had been discovered in recent days according to The Department of Health and Social Care.

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