Transit visa now compulsory for Nigerians travelling to UK – Air France

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Air France-KLM has reintroduced an Airport Transit Visa for of some countries, including Nigeria and , travelling to the Kingdom after Brexit.

The airline said this a titled, ‘Travel on Air France or KLM to and from Kingdom after Brexit – January 1, 2020’.

According to the , it is compulsory for of some African and Asian countries to have ATV before they pass France or the Netherlands.

It also noted that of the affected countries with British Visa, long-stay visa or British residence permit still have ATV to pass France to the Kingdom.

“As of January 1, 2021, citizens of the following countries who are holders of a British visa, long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by the British authorities will need to be possession of an airport transit visa (ATV) if they transit France and or the Netherlands,” part of the read.

The countries affected are Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central Africa , , Ivory Coast, Cuba, Dominican , Eritrea, Ethiopia and .

are Guinea, Haiti, , Iraq, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Syria, Palestinians, , Somalia, Sudan, , and Sri Lanka.

Air France said exception to the ATV requirements are “Citizens of the above-named countries holding a visa or residence permit addition to the UK visa/residence permit from Canada, Japan, the USA or European countries are allowed to transit through France or the Netherlands without an ATV.”