Nigeria bans Travel From Turkey, India, Brazil

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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.

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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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