Covid: FG revises international travel protocol into Nigeria

The Chairman of Presidential Steering Committee/ Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has released the revised travel protocol into Nigeria effective Monday, 25th October, 2021 as follows:

1. Travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72hours before boarding,

2. 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 days 2 and 7 after arrival,

3. Fully vaccinated in-bound passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory 7-days self-isolation but will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of arrival;

4. Persons arriving on “Business” trip or on official duty staying less than 7 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.

It will 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 is based on science, national experience, and global developments.


Boss Mustapha

Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee/
Secretary to the Government of the Federation

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