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