The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced new travel rules for passengers coming into Nigeria from South Africa and the United Kingdom, where a new variant of coronavirus has been discovered.
PTF National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, made this known on Thursday in Abuja.
He stated that from Monday, December 28, all inbound passengers must use the Nigerian International Travel Portal to register.
He also explained that they are to fill in the health questionnaire and upload a negative COVID-19 – polymerase chain reaction (PCR) – result with a validity of not more than five days.
Aliyu also stated that a special register would be opened at the airports to track and ensure they present themselves for the COVID-19 test on day seven.
Aliyu warned that there would be sanctions on passengers that presented fake PRC results.
The travelers must present two documents to airlines – the negative COVID-19 PCR result, and a ‘permit to travel’ document (the QR code).