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PSC releases revised int’l travel protocol into Nigeria - ITREALMS

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The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has released a revised international travel protocol into Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha
Chairman, PSC and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha disclosed this in a press statement available to ITREALMS Friday in Abuja, saying that the revised travel protocol into Nigeria takes effect from October 25, 2021.

Details of the revised protocol, he said, include “Travelers 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; and 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.”

In addition, he said, 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.”

ITREALMS recalls that Mr. Mustapha, had during a recent national briefing, promised that a revised travel protocol would be published.

Further, he pointed out that the review of the protocol was based on science, national experience, and global developments.

Nenye Dom/Editor

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