PTF SETS TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING NIGERIA FROM BRAZIL, INDIA AND TURKEY

 Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has announced some measures taken to protect Nigeria from the deadly variant of COVID-19.

A statement from the Chairman of the PSC and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha says after a risk assessment an
interim travel advisory has been issued on passengers and Airlines from India, Turkey and Brazil as
precautionary measures to minimize the risk of a surge
in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

1. Reduction of the validity period of pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test for all Nigeria-bound passengers from 96hrs to 72 hours. Henceforth PCR test results older than
72hours before departure shall not be accepted; from these countries.

2. Any person who has visited Brazil, India or Turkey within Fourteen (14)
days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into Nigeria. This however, does not apply to passengers who transited through
these countries.

3. Airlines and passengers who fail to comply with the regulations shall mandatorily pay a penalty of $3,500 (Three Thousand
Five Hundred dollars) for each defaulting passenger.

4. Non-Nigerians will be denied entry and returned to the country of
embarkation at cost to the Airline.

5. Nigerians and those with permanent resident permit shall undergo seven
(7) days of mandatory quarantine in a Government approved facility at the point-of-entry city and at cost to the passenger.
Other measures announced by the PSC include;
Passengers taking COVID-19 PCR test Within 24 hours of arrival, If positive, the passenger shall be admitted within a government approved treatment centre, in line with National treatment protocols.

If Negative, the Passenger shall continue to remain in quarantine
and made to undergo a repeat PCR test on day 7 of their quarantine.
While expressing Nigeria’s commitment, unflinching support and solidarity with all Countries to stop the pandemic,
efforts to safeguard the health of the Nigerian population, as well as to
minimize the risk of a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country necessitated the measures.

The statement urged Nigerian to continue to observe non-pharmaceutical protocols to keep the virus away from them.

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has announced some measures taken to protect Nigeria from the deadly variant of COVID-19.

A statement from the Chairman of the PSC and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha says after a risk assessment an
interim travel advisory has been issued on passengers and Airlines from India, Turkey and Brazil as
precautionary measures to minimize the risk of a surge
in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

1. Reduction of the validity period of pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test for all Nigeria-bound passengers from 96hrs to 72 hours. Henceforth PCR test results older than
72hours before departure shall not be accepted; from these countries.

2. Any person who has visited Brazil, India or Turkey within Fourteen (14)
days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into Nigeria. This however, does not apply to passengers who transited through
these countries.

3. Airlines and passengers who fail to comply with the regulations shall mandatorily pay a penalty of $3,500 (Three Thousand
Five Hundred dollars) for each defaulting passenger.

4. Non-Nigerians will be denied entry and returned to the country of
embarkation at cost to the Airline.

5. Nigerians and those with permanent resident permit shall undergo seven
(7) days of mandatory quarantine in a Government approved facility at the point-of-entry city and at cost to the passenger.
Other measures announced by the PSC include;
Passengers taking COVID-19 PCR test Within 24 hours of arrival, If positive, the passenger shall be admitted within a government approved treatment centre, in line with National treatment protocols.

If Negative, the Passenger shall continue to remain in quarantine
and made to undergo a repeat PCR test on day 7 of their quarantine.
While expressing Nigeria’s commitment, unflinching support and solidarity with all Countries to stop the pandemic,
efforts to safeguard the health of the Nigerian population, as well as to
minimize the risk of a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country necessitated the measures.

The statement urged Nigerian to continue to observe non-pharmaceutical protocols to keep the virus away from them.

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