COVID-19: FG imposes revised travel protocol for in-bound passengers
The Federal Government of Nigeria has released a revised COVID-19 travel protocol for in-bound passengers which will be effective as from Monday, 25th October, 2021.
This was made known by the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee/ Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha listed varying requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated in-bound passengers.
The statement reads:
“RELEASE OF REVISED INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROTOCOL INTO NIGERIA
“The Chairman of Presidential Steering Committee/ Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has released the revised travel protocol into Nigeria effective Monday, 25th October, 2021 as follows:
“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.