The federal government has placed ban on some countries including Turkey, Brazil and India in order to check the spate of increase in the COVID-19 infection. These countries have lately been battling with different types of corona virus which have increased the number of infection and rate of death.
Non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days will be denied entry into the country
As part of the new measures, COVID-19 PCR test results older than 72hours before departure shall not be accepted.
India has been facing a tsunami of deaths following a surge in COVID-19 cases and there seems to be no end in site.
Concerned by the new wave of COVID-19 ravaging some parts of the world, the federal government has banned non-Nigerian passengers who have been in Brazil, India or Turkey in the last 14 days from entering the country.
Boss Mustpaha, chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, said the ban will take effect from Tuesday, May 4, and shall be subjected to review after an initial period of four weeks.
This was contained in a statement shared on Facebook on Sunday, May 2, by Mustapha who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
This regulation, however, does not apply to passengers who transited through these countries.
In order to ensure the new guidelines are strictly adhered to, the federal government, has imposed a fine of $3,500 per passenger on any airline that ignores these instructions.
As part of new measures, the validity period of pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test for all Nigeria-bound passengers has been reduced from 96hrs to 72 hours.
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