Covid-19: Nigeria issues revised international travel protocols for arrivals

Chairman of Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on Covid-19, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has released the revised travel protocol for international arrivals into Nigeria effective Monday, October 25.

Muritala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos Departure Terminal

According to the revised travel protocol; 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.

Also, 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; just as 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.

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It will be recalled that the PSC Chairman, 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.

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