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FG Issues Directive For Travelers From 3 Countries




(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has issued a directive for non Nigerian travelers from Brazil, India and Turkey.

This was disclosed in a statement issued to the press by the Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee  on  COVID-19  who  disclosed this in a press release titled ‘Travel advisory for passengers arriving Nigeria from Brazil, India and Turkey.’

According to Mustapha, the travel advisory shall take effect from Tuesday and it will be subjected to review after an initial period of four weeks.

In the new directive, Nigerians and those with permanent resident permit who had gone to Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria will undergo seven days of mandatory quarantine.

The guidelines partly read, “Nigerians and those with permanent resident permit who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria shall be made to undergo seven  days of mandatory quarantine in a government approved facility at the point-of-entry  and at a  cost to the passenger.

“The following condition shall apply to such passengers: Within 24 hours of arrival shall take a COVID-19 PCR test.

“If positive, the passenger shall be admitted within a government-approved treatment centre, in line with national treatment protocols.

“If negative, the passenger shall continue to remain in quarantine and made to undergo a repeat PCR test on day 7 of their quarantine.”



According to the guidelines, passengers arriving in Nigeria from other destinations will have to observe a seven-day self-isolation at their final destination.

It continued: “They must carry out a COVID-19 PCR test on day 7 at selected laboratory and shall be monitored for compliance to isolation protocol by appropriate authorities.

“Passenger who provided false or misleading contact information will be liable to prosecution.

“Also, persons who willfully disregard or refuse to comply with directions of Port-Health staff, security agencies or evade quarantine shall be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

“State governments are required to ensure that all returning travelers from all countries are ordered to ensure adherence to the mandatory seven-day self-isolation period and the repeat COVID-19 PCR test on the seventh day after arrival.

“We urge members of the public to adhere to all COVID-19 preventive measures in place including adherence to the national travel protocol, proper use of face mask, regular hand washing and physical distancing.”


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