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COVID-19: FG Releases Updated Travel Protocols

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COVID-19: FG Releases Updated Travel Protocols

The Federal Government has released an updated travel protocol into Nigeria effective Monday, 25th October, 2021.

The development was contained in a statement by Chairman of Presidential Steering Committee/ Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The statement read in part, “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.

“Others are, 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.

Recall that the PSC Chairman, 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.

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