The federal government last night released a revised travel protocol into Nigeria effective October 25.
Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, said that travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before boarding.
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He said that the review of the protocol was based on science, national experience and global developments.
He said the protocol would require unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers to observe a mandatory seven-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days two and seven after arrival.
“Fully vaccinated in-bound passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory seven-day self-isolation but will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day two 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 72hours before boarding; and conduct a PCR test on day two of their arrival,” Mustapha said.