The Nigerian Government has given fresh conditions to travellers flying to the country.
This comes barely two weeks after the United Kingdom relaxed its COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Nigerians.
This was made known in a press statement signed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
He stated that fully vaccinated travellers entering Nigeria must present a negative test result while the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated are required to isolate on arrival.
The full statement reads; “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 72hours before boarding, and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival.
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.”