The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has issued a revised international travel protocol into Nigeria.
According to the PSC, the protocol is effective from Monday, October, 25, 2021
PSC states that all travelers arriving Nigeria, either vaccinated or unvaccinated, must present a negative COVID-19 test conducted not more than 72 hours before boarding.
The Chairman, PSC on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
“Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will also 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-day 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 seven days in Nigeria must be fully vaccinated, produce negative COVID-19 PCR result 72 hours before boarding; and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival,” Mustapha explained.
Nigeria has recorded 208,797 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 9,603 active cases, according to the data on NCDC website. 196,425 persons have recovered from the virus with 2,769 deaths reported.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.