Nigeria will ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who travelled to India, Brazil, and Turkey within the last fortnight due to concerns over the rapid spread of coronavirus in those three nations. The travel ban announced on Sunday doesn’t apply to passengers who transited through those countries, Nigeria’s presidential committee on COVID-19 said during a statement.
“These precautionary measures are a necessary step to execute the danger of the spike in COVID-19 cases introduced to Nigeria from other countries,” it said. Nigerians and permanent residents who were in those countries within the last 14 days will need to undergo mandatory quarantine for every week during a government-approved facility on arrival.
All passengers arriving in Nigeria will have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel instead of the previous 96-hour period.
Data source: Al Jazeera