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Covid-19

COVID 19: Nigeria Set to Lift Travel Ban on South Africa and Brazil

COVID 19: Nigeria Set to Lift Travel Ban on South Africa and Brazil

  • Nigeria has made an update to its list of countries where travel access is limited due to COVID 19
  • South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil are three countries that have been removed from the list of nations from where travelers are restricted
  • The government also disclosed that talks are ongoing with UAE authorities to secure the removal of the ban on Nigeria

Nigeria has removed South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil from a list of countries where travelers are restricted due to COVID 19.

COVID 19 travel ban

The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha announced the development while speaking at a briefing on Wednesday.

“Over several months, four countries were placed on high-level restriction for travelers from such countries. The PSC has after a review of the developments in these countries, decided to remove South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil from the restricted list”

Mr. Mustapha also disclosed that talks are ongoing with UAE Authorities about the removal of the UAE’s ban on Nigeria.

“The Aviation authorities in collaboration with the diplomatic sector have made reasonable progress in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Discussions are still ongoing with the UAE Authorities to resolve the impasse.”

The Task Force chairman also discussed the position of African countries on Vaccine Passport which has caused trouble regarding travels.

African countries including Nigeria, have found it difficult to access vaccines, which means that the number of citizens with vaccine passports will be limited.

So far, out of Nigeria’s estimated population of over 206 million, only 7.2 million people have received at least a dose of the COVID 19 vaccine.

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