Nigeria Releases New COVID-19 Protocol for Travellers

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released the new COVID-19 protocols for international travellers to reduce the risk of spreading the Omicron Variant of the virus.

The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said in a statement on Friday that the review was based on science, national experience and global development.

The statement, which partly read “The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has reviewed the International Travel Protocol of October 22, 2021,” was titled ‘Revised international travel protocol.’

“All passengers arriving in Nigeria are expected to provide evidence of and comply with the following rules:

1) COVID-19 PCR test to be done within 48hrs before departure.

2) Post-arrival day 2 COVID-19 PCR test, self-isolation for seven days (for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals).

3) Day seven post-arrival exit PCR test (For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals).”

The statement added that from December 5, 2021, passengers moving out of the country would need to provide valid evidence of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test result they did 48hours before onboarding.

Mustapha advised Nigerians to ensure they complete the total dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and comply with all health protocols as they will also continue to monitor the development around the world to safeguard the health of its Citizens.

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