COVID-19: Inbound travellers must show proof of vaccination — FG

The Federal Government has stated that all international visitors arriving in Nigeria must now provide proof of vaccination at the points of entry.

This follows reports of an increase in COVID-19 in China, Japan, the United States of America, and other countries.

Unvaccinated passengers arriving from other countries may also be required to be vaccinated at the airport, according to the FG.

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The Director of Port Health Services, Dr Geoffrey Okatubo, disclosed this at a ministerial briefing in Abuja.

The PUNCH reports that China’s decision to relax its strict COVID-19 rules to curb the virus has forced many countries to impose restrictions on travellers from China amid fears of an increase in COVID-19.

Speaking on Monday, Dr Okatubo said “As you are all aware that the Presidential Steering Committee announced the relaxation of the COVID-19 safety measures in Nigeria some few weeks ago. However, following the reported upsurge in COVID-19 in China, Japan, the U.S., and other countries, Port Health Services has continued to heighten surveillance at our points of entry. The port health services have resumed checks of passengers’ vaccination status, and we provide traffic data on inbound passengers from all over the world.

“All international travellers arriving in Nigeria are now to provide evidence of vaccination at the point of entry and it was agreed that unvaccinated passengers arriving from other countries may have to be vaccinated at the airport.”

 

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