Bride’s parents will lose thousands due to Nigeria’s ‘unjust’ move to red list

Bride’s parents will lose thousands due to Nigeria’s ‘unjust’ move to red list
Comfort Nsek, who is set to marry in Nigeria this month, said her wedding ‘will not be the same’ as a result of the new travel restrictions.

A bride set to be married in ナイジェリア this month has said her wedding “will not be the same” after the country’s “unjust” move to the UK’s red list.

In a bid to slow the spread of Covid’s オミクロン バリアント, インクルード 政府 announced that UK and アイルランド語 citizens and residents arriving from Nigeria must spend 10 days in hotel quarantine and have two negative PCRテスト 結果.

Comfort Nsek said her parents, who travelled to the west African country at the end of November to finalise wedding plans, will have to pay £3,715 to quarantine after the wedding on December 22.

「「(これは) money I know that they do not have,” the 31-year-old solicitor from London told the PA news agency.

Ms Nsek is getting married in Nigeria this month (Comfort Nsek/PA)

“My dad will be unable to work for the 10 days and will still be expected to pay his rent, council tax, TV licence, electricity and gas bill, water and food.

“With the financial pressure on my dad, my friends cancelling their flights and my brother stuck in the UK due to lack of quarantine hotel funds, the wedding will not be the same.

“This is unjust.”

Ms Nsek said her brother can no longer attend and friends have cancelled since the Government laid out the new rules, which came into effect at 4am on Monday.

“Since the announcement, our friends have notified us that they can no longer attend our wedding in Nigeria due to the cost implications,” Ms Nsek said.

“My brother, who is a PhD student, will also be forced to miss the wedding as he cannot afford to quarantine in a government hotel.”

The wedding will not be the same.

Comfort Nsek

Ms Nsek added that she still plans to fly to Nigeria for the wedding.

“I still plan to travel to Nigeria for my wedding as we have made a lot of financial sacrifice and the wedding cannot be cancelled on such a short notice," 彼女は言いました.

“I was surprised by the sudden restriction.”