Covid-19: Nigerian govt revises international travel protocol


The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has reviewed the International Travel
Protocol of 22nd October 2021.

A statement from the office of the Secretary to the the Federation, Boss Mustapha, indicated that the revised protocol is “aimed at further reducing the risk of importation and exportation of COVID-19 especially the variants of concern”. Below are the details:

For in-bound passengers, “all passengers arriving in Nigeria are expected to provide evidence of and comply with
the following rules:

  1. COVID-19 PCR test to be done within 48hrs before departure
  2. Post-arrival Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test
  3. Self-isolation for 7 days (For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals)
  4. Day 7 post-arrival exit PCR test (For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated
    Out-bound Passengers
    All out-bound Passengers are required to provide either of the following documentation:
  5. Valid evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19
  6. Negative PCR test result within 48hrs from the time boarding
    The review of the protocol is based on science, national experience, and global

“The PSC assures Nigerians, that it shall continue to monitor global and specific country
situations with a view to taking necessary measures to safeguard the health of Nigerians.

The PSC calls on all Nigerians to ensure that they have taken their full dose of COVID-19
vaccinations and to continue to observe compliance to public health social measures.

This revised protocol comes into effect on 5th December, 2021″