The Presidential Steering Committee, PSC, have listed fresh conditions for inbound travelers to Nigeria after the United Kingdom relaxed its COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Nigerians. In a statement on Friday, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that fully vaccinated travelers entering Nigeria must present a negative test result while the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated are required to isolate on arrival.
Under the new arrangement, “Travelers 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.
The statement also gives conditions to travelers coming to Nigeria for a short period stating that they must be fully vaccinated before they are allowed entry while also disclosing the reason for the protocol review.
“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 statement added.
“It will be recalled that 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.”
The protocol is effective from Monday, October 25, 2021.