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No mandatory 7-day isolation for vaccinated visitors to Nigeria – PSC

by Haruna Gimba

By Zayamu Hassan

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has said that fully vaccinated in-bound passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory seven days self-isolation.

The PSC Chairman, Boss Mustapha, who stated this in the revised travel protocol into Nigeria, however said they will be required to do a COVID-19 test on Day-2 of arrival to Nigeria.

According to him, the revised protocol will be effective from October 25, 2021. 

It would be recalled that the PSC Chairman, Boss Mustapha, had during the national briefing, promised that a revised travel protocol would be published.

The review of the protocol, according to the statement, is based on science, national experience, and global developments.

The Protocol however, disclosed that persons arriving on business trip or on official duty staying less than seven days in Nigeria must be fully vaccinated, “produce negative COVID-19 PCR result 72hours before boarding; and conduct a PCR test on Day-2 of their arrival.

The protocol also advised that travelers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72hours before boarding,

On the other hand, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will be required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on Day-2 and Day-7 after arrival.

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