Canada lifts travel ban on Nigeria and nine other African countries

The Canadian government has lifted the ban placed on foreign travelers from Nigeria and nine other African countries.


On December 1, Canada placed the ban over fears of the new Omicron variant of COVID19.


Speaking at a news conference today December 17, Canadian Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, said the lifting of the travel ban would take effect from 11:59 pm on Saturday. Apart from Nigeria, the travel restriction on flights is also lifted on South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Malawi, and Egypt. 


Duclos also announced that pre-arrival negative PCR tests for all travelers would also be reinstated from December 21.