The Canadian government has lifted the ban placed on foreign travelers from Nigeria and nine other African countries.
You will recall that on December 1, Canada placed the ban over fears of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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.
The Canadian minister also announced that pre-arrival negative PCR tests for all travelers would also be reinstated from December 21.