Nigeria will ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who’ve been in Brazil, India or Turkey within the final fortnight on account of considerations over the unfold of coronavirus in these three nations, well being authorities mentioned on Sunday.
The journey ban doesn’t apply to passengers who’ve transited by these international locations, the presidential steering committee on Covid-19 mentioned in a press release.
“These precautionary measures are a necessary step to minimize the risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases introduced to Nigeria from other countries,” the assertion mentioned.
Nigerians and everlasting residents who’ve been in these international locations within the final 14 days should bear necessary quarantine for every week in a government-approved facility on arrival, it mentioned.
All passengers arriving in Nigeria will now have to point out a damaging Covid-19 check taken inside 72 hours of journey quite then the earlier 96 hours interval.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has reported simply over 165,000 instances of the coronavirus and a pair of,063 deaths for the reason that virus first emerged in China on the finish of 2019.
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