Saturday, 16 October 2021 07:14

COVID-19: FG lists fresh conditions to inbound travellers

The Federal Government have listed fresh conditions to inbound travellers to Nigeria after the United Kingdom relaxed its COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Nigerians.

In a statement on Friday, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed 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 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.

The statement also gives conditions to travellers coming to Nigeria for a short period stating that they must be fully vaccinated before they are allowed entry while also disclosing the reason for the protocol review.

“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,” the statement added.

 “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.”

[Vanguard]

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