The Nigerian Government has disclosed that all visitors entering Nigeria, including the partially vaccinated and unvaccinated are required to do COVID-19 PCR tests on days 2 and 7 after arrival, while fully vaccinated people, will not be required to undergo 7 days isolation, but just a COVID test after 2 days.

This was disclosed by the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, in a statement on Friday.

They added that the protocol would be effective from Monday, October 25, 2021.

What they said

“Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will also be required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 after arrival.

“Fully vaccinated in-bound passengers will not be required to observe the mandatory 7-days self-isolation but will be required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of arrival.

“Persons arriving on business trips or on official duty staying less than seven days in Nigeria must be fully vaccinated, produce negative COVID-19 PCR result 72 hours before boarding, and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival,” Mustapha explained.

He also stated that a revised travel protocol would be published.

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Recall Nairametrics reported last week that the United Kingdom’s government announced that fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria could travel to England without needing a pre-departure COVID test from the 11th of October.

They explained that the policy applies to those fully vaccinated with Astra Zeneca (including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), citing that ‘fully vaccinated’ means that a traveller has obtained a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before arrival in England.