By Uzair Adam Imam
As one of the measures in tackling the deadly virus of Covid-19 Omicron, the Federal Government Friday has announced a revision of its International Travel Protocol which was said to be effective from Sunday, December 5, 2021.
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, made the disclosure in a statement.
The statement stated that the said revised protocol was aimed at further reducing the risk of importation and exportation of COVID-19.
Mustapha said: “All passengers arriving in Nigeria are expected to provide evidence of and comply with COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test to be done within 48 hours before departure; 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).
“All out-bound passengers are required to provide either of the following documentation: valid evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19; negative PCR test result within 48 hours from the time (of) boarding.”
He added that the review of the protocol was based on science, national experience, and global developments.
Meanwhile, he also assured, “Nigerians that government would continue to monitor global and specific country situations with a view to taking necessary measures.”