UK Govt Apologizes For Suspending Visa Applications For Visitors From Nigeria

The United Kingdom has tendered apology for pausing visa applications for Nigerians who wish to visit the UK anytime soon.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria noted in a statement that due to the covid-19 Omicron variant confirmed in travellers from Nigeria, it has taken a tough decision to stop visitors from the country till further notice.

The statement reads:

“To support the UK Government’s aim to protect public health from CoviD-19 and associated variants of concern (VOCa. UK Visas & Immigration (UKV) will pause making decisions on visitor visa aplications in all red list countries including Nigeria, until travel restrictions are lifted.

“Visit visas cover travel to the UK for Tourism, Visiting family and friends,
Undertaking short term business activties, taking part in research or exchange programme.

“You will not receive a decision on your visit visa application whilst red
list travel restrictions remain in place.

“You wil not be able to request a refund of your visa fee once you have given your biometrics at a Visa Application Centre (VAC).

“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Meanwhile, the latest directive for visitors does not affect Nigerian UK citizens and residents who would be allowed entry on strict protocol compliance.

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