COVID Travel Ban: Nigeria Bans Travelers from India, Brazil, and Turkey
Nigerian government is set to enforce a ban on travelers from India, Turkey, and Brazil
The decision has been taken due to rising COVID cases in those countries
According to a statement released on Sunday, the COVID travel ban will be enforced from the 4th of May
The federal government has revealed plans to ban all non-Nigerians who have visited India, Brazil, and Turkey in the last 14 days.
This is according to a statement from the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID, Boss Mustapha.
The government stated that it had taken the decision following the rising number of infections and the death rate of the disease in those areas.
The ban will take effect from Tuesday, 4th May 2021 and it will be reviewed after 4 weeks to determine if it’s safe to accept travelers again.
The COVID travel ban will not affect traveling passengers who only made a stop at these countries.
The precautionary measure has been taken to prevent travelers from bringing infections into the country.
Nigerians are however exempted from this ban, and they will be allowed into the country at any time.
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Airlines and passengers who fail to obey the advisory will be issued a fine of $3,600 per passenger.