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FG Imposes Travel Restrictions On Passengers Who Avoid COVID-19 PCR Tests

The Federal Government has forced travel limitations on travelers who avoid the COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

Director of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, unveiled this through an assertion on Sunday, adding that the limitations became effective on September 14.

He clarified that travelers showing up Nigeria should go through the normal port wellbeing screening and present electronic or print-out proof of pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test and the Permit to Travel Certificate/QR Code.

Having done as such, the travelers should introduce their worldwide visas for leeway through the Nigeria Immigration Service System’s Migrants Identification Data Analysis System (MIDAS) and continue on compulsory seven days self-seclusion/quarantine in their chose in-country objective.

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“Travelers who neglect to appear for this test will confront travel limitations on their visas for somewhere around a half year and can not travel abroad for this period. Non-Nigerian identification holders will have their visas repudiated,” the SGF said.

“Travelers are encouraged to stay away from actual collaboration with companions, family, partners, and different individuals from general society. Travelers should browse their messages/instant messages routinely for refreshes in regards to the plan for their recurrent COVID-19 PCR test from their preferred research facility.

“During this period, the traveler might be reached by the COVID-19 Response group to find out [the] condition of separation, day-7 testing arrangement and wellbeing status.”

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The SGF additionally declared that the public authority had lifted the boycott put on flights coming into the country from India.

As prudent steps to check the COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government had prohibited travelers, who visited India, Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey over the most recent 14 days from entering the country.

Nonetheless, the authorizations put on carriers that pass on travelers from limited nations and voyagers who are Non-Nigerians remain.

Mustapha added, “Non-Nigerian visa holders and non-inhabitants who visited Brazil, Turkey or South Africa inside 14 days going before movement to Nigeria, will be denied passage into Nigeria. This guideline, nonetheless, doesn’t matter to travelers who traveled through these nations.

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“Aircrafts who neglect to consent will obligatorily suffer a consequence of $3,500 per defaulting traveler; and non-Nigerians will be denied section and gotten back to the nation of embarkation at cost to the Airline; Nigerians and those with a long-lasting inhabitant grant who visited Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa inside 14 days going before movement to Nigeria will be made to go through seven days of obligatory quarantine in an administration endorsed office at the mark of-passage city and at cost to the traveler.”

A file photo of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

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