The Federal Government has reviewes its International Travel Protocol effective December 5, 2021, over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement.
Mustapha said that the revised protocol was aimed at further reducing the risk of importation and exportation of COVID-19, especially the variants of concern.
The SGF said all passengers arriving in Nigeria were expected to provide evidence of and comply with COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test to be done within 48 hours before departure.
He also said passenges would also provide post-arrival day 2 COVID-19 PCR test; self-isolation for seven days (for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals); and day seven post-arrival exit PCR test (for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals.
He said four all out-bound passengers are required to provide either valid evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19; negative PCR test result within 48 hours from the time (of) boarding.
Mustapha further said that the review of the protocol was based on science, national experience, and global developments.