COVID-19: FG Announces Updated COVID-19 Travel Protocol


Boss MustaphaFederal Government have listed fresh conditions to inbound travellers to Nigeria after United Kingdom relaxed its COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Nigerians.

In a statement on Friday, Secretary to the Government of Federation and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that fully vaccinated travellers entering Nigeria must present a negative test result while the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated are required to isolate on arrival.

The statement reads;

Travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72hours before boarding,

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will 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-days self-isolation but will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of arrival.

The statement also gives conditions to travellers coming to Nigeria for a short period stating that they must be fully vaccinated before they are allowed entry while also disclosing the reason for the protocol review.

The statement added;

Persons arriving on ‘Business’ trip or on official duty staying less than 7 days in Nigeria must; be fully vaccinated; produce negative COVID-19 PCR result 72hours before boarding; and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival.

It will be recalled that the PSC Chairman, Boss Mustapha, had during the national briefing, promised that a revised travel protocol would be published.

The review of the protocol is based on science, national experience, and global developments.

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