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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 1:17pm On Oct 18
omopapa:
Was the result tenable in Nigeria and you didn’t have to do another at the airport right


While it's acceptable in Nigeria.... our greedy government turns everything to a scam or money making venture. They are asking everyone arriving to pay 51k or so and repeat the test in nigeria

If you have mandated passengers to do one 96 hours to arrival. Why charge them to repeat it in Nigeria. So the one abroad is not good enough ehnn. The whole system needs change not just SARS
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by chrisj2(m): 1:27pm On Oct 18
Travelling to Nigeria with an NHS covid test is risky - it might end with a lot of headaches at the airport. Moreover, the UK FCO advice against using NHS test. It should be a private PCR test.

Thanks for the info, however, you were not that specific about whether you travelled to nja without headaches. I can Google things but this forum is better that Google when we get Adobe from people with experiences rather that bland info online.

Anyone travelled recently?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Divine88: 1:29pm On Oct 18
omopapa:
Was the result tenable in Nigeria and you didn’t have to do another at the airport right


I was in Lagos last month. I shared my experience on this Nairaland thread.

https://www.nairaland.com/6099141/nigerian-airspace-reopening-share-travel/6#94075246
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 1:30pm On Oct 18
chrisj2:
Travelling to Nigeria with an NHS covid test is risky - it might end with a lot of headaches at the airport. Moreover, the UK FCO advice against using NHS test. It should be a private PCR test.

Thanks for the info, however, you were not that specific about whether you travelled to nja without headaches. I can Google things but this forum is better that Google when we get Adobe from people with experiences rather that bland info online.

Anyone travelled recently?

No this is actually incorrect ooo. I had lots of people travel recently with the NHS test. It is perfectly accepted with no single issue. You either show the text message result or the printout

I am 100 percent sure of this.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by chrisj2(m): 1:31pm On Oct 18
It is not acceptable! But people get away with all sorts. Also, there are reports of fake covid tests in Nja - all these does not help our reputation and perceptions from folks from other countries.

Actually, the travel that we are anticipating could be avoided if we can find any responsible adult preferably female to help bring a 6 year old girl over to Manchester or any airport in the UK...

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 1:35pm On Oct 18
chrisj2:
It is not acceptable! But people get away with all sorts. Also, there are reports of fake covid tests in Nja - all these does not help our reputation and perceptions from folks from other countries.

Actually, the travel that we are anticipating could be avoided if we can find any responsible adult preferably female to help bring a 6 year old girl over to Manchester or any airport in the UK...

No until you actually travelled then be careful not putting inaccurate information out there

It is the airport official that check it before checking you in and it been absolutely fine..... NHS test is acceptable . I have been there like 3 times now . Forget about some quote on a website that might not even be updated than actual life experience . Is there anyone who travelled recently and it wasnt accepted. Then enhhh that credible info to be shared. But everyone I know and I been there myself to check in and it was absolutely fine

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by chrisj2(m): 1:55pm On Oct 18
Wow! You have been to Nigeria since the airport became open to general international flights? Tell us more!

The info I have provided is more in Line with official information - it is not about whether it is updated or not...

However, I thank you for letting us know that NHS test was accepted for you and others.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 2:06pm On Oct 18
You asked for a good clinic na so as to do private test. They are all the same as they all send kits to you.

Google lists them all (as long as they are in the UK) for you to select which you prefer.

I used NHS. You don't have to if you find it risky


chrisj2:
Travelling to Nigeria with an NHS covid test is risky - it might end with a lot of headaches at the airport. Moreover, the UK FCO advice against using NHS test. It should be a private PCR test.

Thanks for the info, however, you were not that specific about whether you travelled to nja without headaches. I can Google things but this forum is better that Google when we get Adobe from people with experiences rather that bland info online.

Anyone travelled recently?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 2:09pm On Oct 18
chrisj2:
Wow! You have been to Nigeria since the airport became open to general international flights? Tell us more!

The info I have provided is more in Line with official information - it is not about whether it is updated or not...

However, I thank you for letting us know that NHS test was accepted for you and others.

The first time my family member actual paid for the private test because I saw a post here that said it wasn't or might not be allowed based on info during time of repatriation flights.

On getting to airport on the 7th Sept , 2 days after international airport was opened. We got there with the private test only to see others with the free NHS test. That was absolutely fine ..... been there twice since then and it's been NHS test . Allowed with no single word .

First flight we used the private and it was fine as well so anyone can pay £150 and use that as well. We used citydoc website which I saw on this thread . . . Both private and free NHS test are accepted for flights to Nigeria so feel free to use private
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by mumsjoy: 2:20pm On Oct 18
chrisj2:
Has anyone done a private (non-NHS) covid test for travelling to Nja in Manchester recently? I need advice on a good clinic and the turnaround time for the test results?

Alternatively, can anyone help with the process of travelling to nja; it just seems a nightmare getting the test, booking flights and then another test and returning to the UK.

Any info will be much appreciated. Ta
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by mumsjoy: 2:29pm On Oct 18
tennyalad:
Yes, it is possible to sort it out before arrival but both landlords and agencies ask for deposit so you won't be able to avoid paying it.

If you are looking to sort it out while in Nigeria, it's better to go through a reputable agency just to be on the safe side.

On the other hand, maybe you should consider, Airbnb or B&B for a few days post arrival then go look at the properties before making payment. You can book viewings and all that the week/few days before arrival.


Thanks so helpful. Airbnb is auiet expensive cos i will have to book for 3weeks, Quarantäne for 2weeks, dem flat search a week.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 3:07pm On Oct 18
LagosismyHome:


While it's acceptable in Nigeria.... our greedy government turns everything to a scam or money making venture. They are asking everyone arriving to pay 51k or so and repeat the test in nigeria

If you have mandated passengers to do one 96 hours to arrival. Why charge them to repeat it in Nigeria. So the one abroad is not good enough ehnn. The whole system needs change not just SARS
I think it actually makes sense to retest few days after arrival as a lot can happen between tests, even on the flight.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:14pm On Oct 18
chrisj2:
Travelling to Nigeria with an NHS covid test is risky - it might end with a lot of headaches at the airport. Moreover, the UK FCO advice against using NHS test. It should be a private PCR test.

Thanks for the info, however, you were not that specific about whether you travelled to nja without headaches. I can Google things but this forum is better that Google when we get Adobe from people with experiences rather that bland info online.

Anyone travelled recently?


My Mum travelled to Nigeria on Wednesday, with an NHS covid test result....... No issues whatsoever experienced....... wink
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:16pm On Oct 18
omopapa:
Was the result tenable in Nigeria and you didn’t have to do another at the airport right



If you know...... You know........ grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:17pm On Oct 18
LagosismyHome:


The first time my family member actual paid for the private test because I saw a post here that said it wasn't or might not be allowed based on info during time of repatriation flights.

On getting to airport on the 7th Sept , 2 days after international airport was opened. We got there with the private test only to see others with the free NHS test. That was absolutely fine ..... been there twice since then and it's been NHS test . Allowed with no single word .

First flight we used the private and it was fine as well so anyone can pay £150 and use that as well. We used citydoc website which I saw on this thread . . . Both private and free NHS test are accepted for flights to Nigeria so feel free to use private


If you know..... You know...... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:20pm On Oct 18
dustydee:

I think it actually makes sense to retest few days after arrival as a lot can happen between tests, even on the flight.


It's entirely pointless, doing 2 covid test within almost the same period.........

One test in Nigeria at N50,400 is fair....... If you paid for 2 covid19 test, that's almost £300 on covid19 test alone...... Utter nonsensical.......

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by omopapa: 7:42pm On Oct 18
This is day light robbery ���

LagosismyHome:


While it's acceptable in Nigeria.... our greedy government turns everything to a scam or money making venture. They are asking everyone arriving to pay 51k or so and repeat the test in nigeria

If you have mandated passengers to do one 96 hours to arrival. Why charge them to repeat it in Nigeria. So the one abroad is not good enough ehnn. The whole system needs change not just SARS

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by omopapa: 7:46pm On Oct 18
If anything happens enroute, the test won’t pick it up so it’s pointless.

dustydee:

I think it actually makes sense to retest few days after arrival as a lot can happen between tests, even on the flight.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by omopapa: 7:50pm On Oct 18
Yeah seen it, thanks

Divine88:


I was in Lagos last month. I shared my experience on this Nairaland thread.

https://www.nairaland.com/6099141/nigerian-airspace-reopening-share-travel/6#94075246

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 7:55pm On Oct 18
omopapa:
If anything happens enroute, the test won’t pick it up so it’s pointless.



After you pay for the test, they send you an email for the test within 14 days of arrival.........

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 8:45pm On Oct 18
Lexusgs430:



It's entirely pointless, doing 2 covid test within almost the same period.........

One test in Nigeria at N50,400 is fair....... If you paid for 2 covid19 test, that's almost £300 on covid19 test alone...... Utter nonsensical.......
I believe the test is after a couple of days of arrival. I agree that it is expensive and shouldn't be except if the test is free.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 8:45pm On Oct 18
omopapa:
If anything happens enroute, the test won’t pick it up so it’s pointless.

Why?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by chrisj2(m): 8:50pm On Oct 18
It is not just the cost of travel that is the issue, it is the possibility that things might go wrong and become stressful and even more costly.

It is also very difficult to go to Nigeria from r a short period of time - let's say 9 days or less... 7 days to self isolate and then go and do a mandatory Nja test and then travel out; given that the second test is negative...

How long does the Nja test take to get a result?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:51pm On Oct 18
dustydee:

Why?

The virus needs a few days to cook inside your system before a test can pick it. So if you travel today with a test done yesterday, on getting to Nigeria, you’ll still be negative even though you’ve been exposed. Symptoms show after 5-7 days of exposure (less for people with poor immune system) and non existent symptom for people with amazing immune system.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:54pm On Oct 18
Bourne007:
You asked for a good clinic na so as to do private test. They are all the same as they all send kits to you.

Google lists them all (as long as they are in the UK) for you to select which you prefer.

I used NHS. You don't have to if you find it risky



Bourne abeg tell me how I can do the free test. So if I go on the website and say that I’ve been exposed on Monday, will they tell me to go and do the test on Tuesday then I’ll get my results on Wednesday?

What about the walk-in centres, do I need to register prior to visiting them?

I’m trying to plan my covid test so my 96 hours can fall before my flight.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by chrisj2(m): 8:56pm On Oct 18
That guy called Aliu or something said the reason for the second test is because they noticed that people were coming in with covid picked up after the test or during flight (not likely picked up in Nja).
To be fair, Covid is an imported phenomenon in Nja, most locals are covid free or immuned in some ways. The high profile deaths have been of abroad travellers...
I don't want to pay for a second test but that is the rule. On the NHS test, it might accepted but it is frown upon by the NHS and the UK government... It is kind of not morally right because it adds to the bottleneck of testing and dealing with covid in this country... My tuppence!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:58pm On Oct 18
chrisj2:
It is not just the cost of travel that is the issue, it is the possibility that things might go wrong and become stressful and even more costly.

It is also very difficult to go to Nigeria from r a short period of time - let's say 9 days or less... 7 days to self isolate and then go and do a mandatory Nja test and then travel out; given that the second test is negative...

How long does the Nja test take to get a result?

24 hours. If you live in Abuja I think you can go to maitama hospital and register for your test, pick a preferred date and pay. You can also register online for the test. I’ll post the link when I get it.

Oh actually when you register (prior to landing in Nigeria) they will send the link to you anyway.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 9:02pm On Oct 18
chrisj2:
That guy called Aliu or something said the reason for the second test is because they noticed that people were coming in with covid picked up after the test or during flight (not likely picked up in Nja).
To be fair, Covid is an imported phenomenon in Nja, most locals are covid free or immuned in some ways. The high profile deaths have been of abroad travellers...
I don't want to pay for a second test but that is the rule. On the NHS test, it might accepted but it is frown upon by the NHS and the UK government... It is kind of not morally right because it adds to the bottleneck of testing and dealing with covid in this country... My tuppence!

Wait are you pitying the UK govt after paying twice for health insurance (NI tax + IHS)? Lol Saint Chris; twale!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 9:10pm On Oct 18
Aphrodite007:


Wait are you pitying the UK govt after paying twice for health insurance (NI tax + IHS)? Lol Saint Chris; twale!

Abeg louder. ... the high fees immigrants pay is it morally right. Also usually price increase is usually inline with inflation but when it comes to immigrants fees it increases way more than the standard rate of increase of anything

Just sit and calculate how much a family of 4 pays for visa until ILR. Is that morally right? . Before Theresa May I too never paid IHS and the NHS was alright with only my NI

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 9:13pm On Oct 18
dustydee:

I believe the test is after a couple of days of arrival. I agree that it is expensive and shouldn't be except if the test is free.


The wider question is - : How are you even sure that all those covid19 private test centres, are actually conducting the tests?

For all I care, they could be collecting multiple swabs, dumping them in the yellow bin and simply issuing a FTF certificates......... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 9:14pm On Oct 18
Lexusgs430:

The wider question is - : How are you even sure that all those covid19 private test centres, are actually conducting the tests?

For all I care, they could be collecting multiple swabs, dumping them in the yellow bin and simply issuing a FTF certificate......... cheesy

If you know.... you truly know grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sweetmb4real200: 9:16pm On Oct 18
Phenmeson:


The best thing to do is to set up your Internet or Mobile banking account with your 9ja account. You can send Airtime from #100. If your account doesn't have Internet banking, you can request it from UK.


Good day bro

please can you assist me with some answers towards teesside university ,
Best way to get affordable accomodation
your verdict about the uni?
opportunities for student work while schooling. thanks

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