Coronavirus: FG Announces New Rules For Passengers From UK, South Africa


The federal government has rolled out new travel rules for passengers coming in from South Africa and the United Kingdom which takes effect from Monday, December 28.

This is as a result of the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19 in these countries.

During a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, December 24, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Dr Sani Aliyu, said all passengers coming from both countries must use the Nigerian international travel portal to register.

They are to fill in the health questionnaire and upload a negative COVID-19 result with a validity of not more than five days, The Cable reports.

He said:

“Specifically, for the UK and South Africa, the PTF has met and we have decided that additional measures would be required to ensure the safety of our citizens. When you are leaving the UK or South Africa, you need two documents that you have to present to the airlines.”

The two documents needed are a negative COVID-19 PCR result and a permit to travel document which can be got after meeting several requirements.

Without these, passengers will not be allowed to board the flight.

Upon arrival in Nigeria, they are also to observe seven-day self-isolation.

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