A brand new COVID-19 journey protocol issued by the federal authorities has banned passengers who’ve visited Brazil, Turkey and India within the final 14 days from getting into Nigeria because of a surge in instances within the nation.
Airways bringing such passengers would additionally pay $3,500 tremendous. The protocol lowered the validity interval of destructive Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) assessments for Nigeria-bound passengers from 96 to 72 hours.
Whereas this is able to be reviewed within the subsequent 4 weeks, it has dealt a blow to Ethiopian Airways, Turkish Air, Qatar, RwandAir, amongst others which function these routes, reducing off their Nigerian passengers.
The journey advisory is dated Could 1, 2021 and issued by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and signed by the Committee Chairman and Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, because it turns into efficient on Tuesday.
Nigerians have additionally warned to keep away from visiting the international locations apart from very important causes. Inside 24 hours of arrival, a passenger would take a COVID-19 PCR check and if optimistic, could be handled at a government-owned isolation centre. Whether it is destructive, the passenger can be quarantined and repeat the check on the seventh day.