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Nigeria sets new COVID-19 travel protocols to take effect from April 4

Nigeria has set new COVID-19 travel protocols issued by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) for those travelling into and out of the country to take effect on the 4th of April 2022. Here’s what we know:

Some of the directives stripped are like; removing mandatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for fully vaccinated visitors and stiff penalties for unvaccinated travellers violating the new rules.

Chairman of the PSC and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Mustapha, said the new guidelines would take effect from today 4th of April 2022.

It also said there would be sanctions for airlines that carry protocol violates of the new rules.

The new guidelines regarding fully vaccinated people would apply especially to travellers between ages 10 and 18 years.

The released statement also read that, ‘ this protocol is a revision of the Travel Protocols released on 29th November, 2021. Interim Travel Guidelines for Passengers arriving in Nigeria.’

Out-bound guidelines

All passengers travelling out of Nigeria are:

Nigeria sets new COVID-19 travel protocols to take effect from April 4.

Full statement on travel protocols here: PRESIDENTIAL STEERING COMMITTEE ON COVID-19