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UK travel ban: Passengers stranded over flight cancellations

Flights scheduled to operate on Sunday and other days have been cancelled and rescheduled following UK’s travel ban, leaving several passengers stranded.

A British Airways (BA) flight meant to fly on Sunday morning was rescheduled.

Although BA will still operate its Abuja flights its Lagos-London flights for Sunday and Monday have been rescheduled.

Checks show that BA flights from London that should have left Saturday night also did not operate but was reschedulled to leave on Sunday morning.

“We would like to inform you of a change to the departure time of your flight to London Heathrow. Due to operational reasons, we have had to make this adjustment to our schedule. Your flight will now be departing Lagos a day later than originally scheduled,” BA stated in a mail to its customers on Sunday.

On Saturday, the UK Government said Nigeria has been added to the countries on its red list due to the discovery of COVID-19 Omicron cases linked to Nigeria.

The decision was announced in a tweet by the UK on Saturday.

According to the new protocol, non-UK and non-Irish citizens who are travelling in from Nigeria will not be allowed entry into the UK.

source: businessday ng

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