January 24, 2023
Following the increase in COVID-19 instances in several nations throughout the world, the federal government has issued a new directive.
Travelers entering Nigeria will now need to show proof of their COVID immunisation.
Following the reported increase in COVID cases in nations including China, Japan, and the United States, Geoffrey Okatubo, Director of Port Health Services, who made the statement on Monday, January 23, further disclosed that they had increased surveillance at points of entry.
“Port health services has resumed checks of passengers’ vaccination status and will provide traffic data on inbound passengers from all over the world.
“All international travellers arriving Nigeria are now to provide evidence of vaccination at point of entry and it was agreed that unvaccinated passengers arriving from other countries may have to be vaccinated at the airport.
“The minister of health also recently approved that port health services should meet with other stakeholders such as the NCDC, and the ministry of aviation over the use of rapid diagnostic testing at points of entry.”