COVID-19: FG GIVES FRESH CONDITIONS FOR TRAVELLERS COMING INTO NIGERIA

The Federal Government has given fresh conditions to travellers flying to Nigeria.

This comes barely two weeks after the United Kingdom relaxed its COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Nigerians.

This was made known in a press statement signed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.

He stated that fully vaccinated travellers entering Nigeria must present a negative test result while the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated are required to isolate on arrival.

The full statement reads;  “Travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72hours before boarding,

“Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will be required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 after arrival.

“Fully vaccinated in-bound passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory 7-days self isolation but will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of arrival.

“Persons arriving on “Business” trip or on official duty staying less than 7 days in Nigeria must * be fully vaccinated produce negative COVID-19 PCR result 72hours before boarding, and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival.

It will be recalled that the PSC Chairman, Boss Mustapha, had during the national briefing. promised that a revised travel protocol would be published. The review of the protocol is based on science, national experience, and global developments.”

Credit: Eons Intelligence

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