July 19, 2024

Second wave: The new mandatory rules for travellers

The Federal Government has revised quarantine protocols for all international travellers.

In the revised protocol, travellers are required to conduct a mandatory Covid-19 test within 96 hours before departure.

Also, they are expected to repeat the PCR test seven days after arrival.

The Covid-19 Presidential Task Force made this known on Tuesday via its Twitter handle.

“Revised Protocol: All International travellers arriving Nigeria must conduct a mandatory Covid-19 PCR test within 4 days (96 hours) before departure,” it tweeted.

Earlier, travellers – except those from the United Kingdom and South Africa – are expected to conduct a mandatory PCR test within 120 hours before departure.

“All intending travellers to Nigeria must have tested NEGATIVE for Covid-19 by PCR in the country of departure pre-boarding,” part of the protocols on its website read.