COVID-19: Nigeria lists new rules for UK, South Africa passengers

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The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, has announced new travel rules for people traveling from South Africa and the United Kingdom into Nigeria.

A new variant of Coronavirus has been discovered in those countries.

The National Coordinator of PTF, Sani Aliyu, announced on Thursday that from Monday, December 28, all inbound passengers must register through the Nigerian International Travel Portal.

They are required to fill in the health questionnaire and upload a negative COVID-19 – polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result that has a validity of not more than five days.

The airports will provide a special register to track and ensure the returnees make themselves available for the COVID-19 test on the seventh day.

Aliyu warned that any passenger that presents fake PRC results would face sanctions.

The travelers must present to airlines two documents – the negative COVID-19 PCR result and a ‘permit to travel’ document (the QR code).

“The only way you can get the permit to travel is by filling in your health questionnaire electronically, uploading your PCR result, and paying for the day seven test. If you do not present a travel permit, the airlines are being directed not to board.

“Upload your PCR result that has to be negative, and you pay for a day-seven test upon arrival in Nigeria. The second enforcement that we will have has to do with the seven-day self-isolation upon arrival in the country,”, Aliyu said.

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