Britain’s Covid restrictions, imposed to combat the spread of the Omicron variant, have been condemned as a “travel apartheid” by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, who urged officials to change to a more a “global approach.”

Speaking to the BBC on Monday, Nigeria’s representative in the UK, Sarafa Tunji Isola, said that the targeted approach taken by the British government has created a “travel apartheid” by limiting travel to and from some African nations.

Nigeria became the latest country to be added to the UK’s travel ‘red list’ on Monday, with all 11 states on the list located in Africa. The red list means that the only people allowed to enter the UK from them are UK or Irish nationals and residents. Anyone returning from red-list nations has to self-isolate for 10 days at their own expense in a government-approved hotel. (RT)