The UK government has removed Nigeria and 10 other countries from its red list.
UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, announced this on Tuesday while addressing Members of Parliament.
According to him, the red list is now less effective in slowing the incursion of Omicron from abroad.
The decision means England will no longer require hotel quarantine for travelers from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
However, testing measures, a pre-arrival negative test and then another PCR test after arrival remain in place for all travelers.