Covid-19: Nigeria reviews International travel protocols

The Nigerian Government has reviewed International travel protocols with effect from April 4, 2022.

Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee, PSC, on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha announced this at the National Media briefing in Abuja, Nigeria.

Mustapha said; ‘‘the review become necessary after monitoring similar situations around the world.”

According to him, In-bound passengers who are fully vaccinated arriving in Nigeria will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR Covid-19 Test.

He said; “On arrival, for fully vaccinated passengers, a sample will be taken at the airport for rapid antigen test by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, within the arrival hall of the airport; Passengers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated shall take a Covid-19 PCR test 48 hours before departure, or do a Day 2 and day 7 test on arrival.

”Such passengers will be expected to pay for their PCR tests through the travel platform.”

Mustapha noted that fully vaccinated passengers would not be charged for arrival rapid antigen tests at the airport.

He said; “Rules that apply to fully vaccinated adults also apply to children aged 10 – 18 years; they will not be required to have pre-arrival PCR tests but will have a sample taken at the arrival hall, but not charged.

“The PSC Chairman further encouraged all passengers travelling out of Nigeria to be fully vaccinated and to fully comply with COVID-19 protocols and requirements in their country of destination.

Mustapha added that the use of face masks is highly recommended in enclosed environments.

Mercy Chukwudiebere
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