Global Rest: All Travelers to Nigeria Must Be Vaxxed, Buhari Government Signs up

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Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in countries around the world, the federal government has issued a new directive.

Visitors arriving in Nigeria will now be required to show proof of COVID vaccination.

Geoffrey Okatubo, Director of Port Health Services, made the announcement on Monday, January 23, and added that they’ve increased surveillance at points of entry in response to a reported increase in COVID cases in countries such as China, Japan, and the United States.

He stated;

“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 recently approved that port health services meet with other stakeholders, including the NCDC and the ministry of aviation, to discuss the use of rapid diagnostic testing at points of entry.”