Saturday, 16 October 2021 05:58

FG releases revised Covid-19 protocol for inbound international travelers

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Federal Government has released the revised travel protocol into Nigeria effective Monday, 25th  October, 2021.

According to a statement by Chairman of Presidential Steering Committee/Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, travellers ariving in Nigeria must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours 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, and 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.

Others are, 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, had during the national briefing, promised that a revised travel protocol would be published.