UK has suspended processing of visitor visa applications from Nigeria.
Gatekeepers News reports that the British High Commission says it will pause “making decisions” on visitor visa applications from all red list countries, which includes Nigeria.
The development comes hours after the UK added Nigeria to its travel red list.
The decision was announced in a statement issued by the commission.
The statement read in part, “To support the UK Government’s aim to protect public health from COVID-19 and associated variants of concern (VOC), UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) will pause making decisions on visitor visa applications in all red list countries, including Nigeria, until travel restrictions are lifted.”