Amidst fear of the new variants of COVID-19 rampaging the United Kingdom and South Africa being imported into the country, the Federal Government has imposed fresh travel requirements on passengers coming into Nigeria from the two countries effective Monday 28th of December 2020.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed this at the PTF’s briefing in Abuja on Thursday, said penalties, including passport or visa suspension for at least six months, would be imposed on violators.
He said the imposition of fresh travel requirements on passengers from the two countries was due to the emergence of new strains of the virus in the UK and additional mutant of it discovered in South Africa.
Dr. Sani said, “There are new travelling requirements for people coming from the UK and South Africa effective from Monday, December 28, 2020.
“It is the responsibility of those passengers to make sure they familiarise themselves with these new rules, and airlines will be informed accordingly.”