COVID-19: UK to Resume Visa Applications in Nigeria Soon

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 9 – The British High Commission in Nigeria has said it will soon restart visa applications for Nigerians willing to travel to the United Kingdom.

The High Commission noted that Nigerians hoping to visit the UK could do so once international flights resume in Nigeria.

In March, the Federal Government shut the country’s airspace to domestic and international flights as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, with the resumption of domestic flights on Wednesday, Nigerians are in high spirits, expecting the government to okay the restart of international flights.

In a statement on Thursday, the British High Commission in Abuja said visa application centres which were initially suspended due to the pandemic would reopen “when it is safe to do”.

The statement read in part, “We know there are many Nigerian nationals hoping to travel to the UK when flights resume, both for employment and to see family members”

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