he British High Commission in Nigeria says it will soon begin to receive visa applications from Nigerians willing to travel to the United Kingdom .
The Commission noted that Nigerians hoping to visit the UK could do so once international flights resume in Nigeria .
The Federal Government had in March shut the country ’s airspace to domestic and international flights as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic .
However , with the resumption of domestic flights on Wednesday , Nigerians are in high spirits , expecting the government to okay the restart of international flights .
In a statement on Thursday , the British High Commission in Abuja said visa application centres which were initially suspended due to the pandemic would reopen “when it is safe to do”.
The statement read , “ We know there are many Nigerian nationals hoping to travel to the UK when flights resume , both for employment and to see family members .
“UKVI are working closely with TSL contact , our commercial partner , to reopen visa application centres that were suspended due to COVID – 19 .
“UK visa application centres are reopening in phased manner globally when it is safe to do so and when we can operate an effective service .
“TSL contact are putting appropriate measures in place and working hard to reopen in Nigeria . We will share details of when VACs will reopen soon .”