FG’s revised COVID-19 travel protocol to take effect today


Fully vaccinated travelers coming into Nigeria are no longer required to carry out the mandatory PCR test before boarding Nigeria-bound flights.

Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

Mustapha added that children below the age of 18 will be accorded the same privileges as persons who are fully vaccinated.

He however clarified that  inbound passengers, who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, will still be required to take a PCR test 48 hours before departure and undergo Days Two and Seven post-arrival PCR tests at their own cost.

“Children below the age of 18 years will be accorded the same privileges as persons who are fully vaccinated,” the new protocol document said.

All inbound passengers, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to register via the online Nigeria International Travel Portal.

All passengers travelling out of Nigeria are “encouraged to have evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19; comply with COVID-19 guidelines of their destination or transit countries; and familiarise themselves with COVID-19 travel requirements of their destination and transit countries before embarking on a journey.”

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