Thursday, May 6, 2021

Federal Government to ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who visited Brazil, India, or Turkey

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The Federal Government says it will ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who visited Brazil, India, or Turkey in the last two weeks.

 

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, BOSS MUSTAPHA in a statement.

 

 

 

He noted that the decision followed increasing cases of COVID-19 and fatalities in some parts of the world.

 

 

 

MUSTAPHA said the travel ban does not apply to passengers who have transited through those countries, adding that the travel advisory will take effect from tomorrow while it shall be subjected to review after an initial period of four weeks.

 

 

 

The statement said Nigerians and permanent residents who have been in those countries in the last 14 days will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for a week in a government-approved facility on arrival.

 

 

 

It added that all passengers arriving in Nigeria will now have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel rather than the previous 96 hours period.

 

 

 

 

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