From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Federal Government has released the revised travel protocol into Nigeria effective Monday, 25th October, 2021.
According to a statement by Chairman of Presidential Steering Committee/ Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, 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, 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.
Others are, 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.
It will be recalled that the PSC Chairman, 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.