The Federal Government of Nigeria has released a revised protocol for international travel into Nigeria effective from Monday, 25th October, 2021.
This is part of efforts to mitigate the importation of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
The Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha disclosed this in a statement issued late Friday in Abuja.
According to the statement, 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.
“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 72 hours before boarding; and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival.
“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”, the statement added.