Nigerians and those with a permanent resident visa who entered the three countries within 14 days of their trip to Nigeria are likely to be quarantined for seven days.
Following an increase in Coronavirus cases and deaths in some parts of the world, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 made this recommendation.
Boss Mustapha, the committee’s chairman, announced this in a statement titled “Travel advisory for passengers arriving in Nigeria from Brazil, India, and Turkey.”
It reported that the travel advisory would go into effect on Tuesday and would be reviewed after a four-week duration.
According to the rules, “Nigerians and those with permanent resident permits who visited Brazil, India, or Turkey within 14 days of travel to Nigeria shall be required to undergo seven days of mandatory quarantine in a government-approved facility at the point-of-entry city at the passenger’s expense.”
“The following condition shall apply to such passengers: Within 24 hours of arrival shall take a COVID-19 PCR test.
“If positive, the passenger shall be admitted within a government-approved treatment centre, in line with national treatment protocols.
“If negative, the passenger shall continue to remain in quarantine and made to undergo a repeat PCR test on day 7 of their quarantine.”
According to the guidelines, passengers arriving in Nigeria from other destinations must observe a seven-day self-isolation at their final destination.