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COVID-19: PSC issues revised international travel protocol into Nigeria



COVID-19: PSC issues revised international travel protocol into Nigeria

By Abujah Racheal

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has issued a revised international travel protocol to Nigeria, stipulating that all travelers arriving in Nigeria, whether vaccinated or not, must present a negative COVID-19 test taken in plus 72 hours before boarding.

He indicated that the protocol is effective from Monday, October 25, 2021.

The President of the PSC on COVID-19 and Secretary of the Federation Government, Mr. Boss Mustapha, said this in a statement made available to the Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Abuja.

Under the new arrangement, “unvaccinated and partially vaccinated arriving passengers will also be required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 after the arrival,

“Fully vaccinated arriving passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory 7-day self-isolation, but will have to take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of their arrival.

“People arriving on business or on official duty staying less than seven days in Nigeria must be fully vaccinated and produce a negative COVID-19 PCR result 72 hours before boarding; and perform a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival, ”explained Mustapha.

quoted Mustapha as saying during the national briefing that a revised travel protocol would be issued.

He noted that the review of the protocol will be based on science, national experience and global developments.

Source: NAN

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