Nigeria has issued the revised travel protocol for foreigners and Nigerians in Diaspora coming into the country.
Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID19, who doubles as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known in a statement today, October 15.
He said that the protocol takes effect on October 25 this year.
According to him, travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72hours before boarding.
He said that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will be required to observe a mandatory seven-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 after arrival,
Boss Mustapha said that fully vaccinated in-bound passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory seven-days self-isolation but will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day two of arrival.
“Persons arriving on Business trip or on official duty staying less than seven 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.”
It will be recalled that Boss Mustapha 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.