Airlines Risk $3,500 Fine Per Passenger Without COVID-19 Test Result

Nigerians at airport
Nigerians at the airport

The Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sanni Aliyu, has revealed that airlines will be fined $3,500 per passenger for airlifting passengers without negative COVID-19 test results.

International flights are set to resume on the 29th of August with some measures is to be put in place to ensure the safety of passengers during this period.

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Speaking on the new protocols that would start from Aug. 29, the coordinator said it was expected that passengers coming into the country must present a PCR COVID-19 test result that was within seven days.

Aliyu also said that when a passenger arrived in Nigeria and present a PCR negative result, the passenger was expected to self-isolate for seven days and submit his or her COVID-19 test before reuniting with the community.

He also expressed concerns over cases of passengers coming into the country with a negative COVID-19 test result and testing positive in Nigeria.

He said that PTF was studying the situation and would make a decision when the need arose.