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FG Announces Updated COVID-19 Travel Protocol

The federal government of Nigeria on  has announced a new update of COVID-19 travel protocol effective from October 25, 2021

The secretary to the government of the federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Commitee, Mr. Boss Mustapha said this in a statement on Friday, October 15.

Boss said travelers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours 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.

Also, persons arriving on “business” trip or on official duty staying less than 7 days in Nigeria must be fully vaccinated, produce a negative COVID-19 PCR result 72 hours before boarding, and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival.

Mustapha added that the review of the protocol is based on science, national experience, and global developments.

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