Omicron COVID-19 Variant: Canada Places Travel Ban On Nigeria

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Canada has reportedly added Nigeria to its travel ban list due to the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Recall that it was reported that the country detected the Omicron variant on two travellers from Nigeria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had also reported two cases of the deadly CPOVID-A9 variant in the country.

Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos was quoted as saying by Sputnik News Agency as confirming the travel ban placed on Nigeria.

“We are adding three countries to the list of these countries that we talked about last Friday, these are Malawi, Egypt, and Nigeria,” Duclos said.

He added that all travelers coming from outside Canada, apart from the United States, would now be tested at Canadian airports for the virus, regardless of vaccination status.”


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