Posted by Sade Williams
British Airways (BA) has advised Nigerians intending to travel to the United Kingdom from Lagos and Abuja to access up-to-date and compulsory COVID-19/health information and requirements before departing Nigeria.
The BA management in Lagos said the advice became necessary as many travellers come to the airport without the necessary requirements thereby causing unnecessary flight delays.
“It is mind boggling to see that so many people still come to the airport without the requirements. Nigeria is not on the red list but there are important protocols they need to follow and COVID-19 test and documentations passengers need to get before they can travel to the UK. The carrier will be fined if a passenger travels to the UK without the necessary documentation. This will also cause stress for the travellers” , a BA staff said.
Here are some important information for travellers.
Essential information to enter the UK:
The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
**All persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK.
**To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.
**All arrivals must quarantine. If you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days you must have a valid Managed Quarantine Facility (UK government approved) booked prior to departure. Those coming from countries not on the red list quarantine in their own accommodation.
**Everyone is required to take a coronavirus test on days 2 and 8 of their quarantine. You MUST have this booked prior to departure.
**It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on all flights and public transport.
**Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit gov.uk for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.
Quarantining when you arrive in England
After you arrive in England, you must:
**take 2 coronavirus tests – you’ll need to book these before you travel
**quarantine for 10 days – either in the place you’re staying or in a quarantine hotel
**Where you need to quarantine depends on where you have been in the last 10 days before you arrive in England.
**You have to take these tests and quarantine, even though you provided a negative test result to enter England.
Summary for Nigerians travelling from Lagos and Abuja/what you must do before you travel
**take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel
**book and pay for a travel test package, which is the COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine
**complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will home quarantine when you arrive and the travel test package booking reference number.
Travellers can get more information by logging on to: