Ahead of the forthcoming reopening of the International airways, the Nigerian High Commission has issued guidelines and regulations for individuals arriving the country from other countries.
In a circular, the NHC stated that the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has stated that all returnees and visitors must test negative for Covid-19, at least five days before their arrival.
It also said that passengers are required to fill in the Health Declaration and Self Reporting Form, as well as the Sample Collection Time Allocation Form.
It said: “Passengers should ensure that the information/contact details provided on the form are correct and are verifiable and they can be reached on the phone number and at the address provided.
“Upon arrival in Nigeria, passengers shall queue in an orderly manner and disembarkation will be done systematically and in batches to avoid overcrowding.”
It further adviced the returnees to maintain Covid-19 prevention behaviour such as: constant wearing it nose masks, handwashing, coughing into elbows or disposable tissues, social distancing and self-isolation post arrival.
It also declared that the government would not be responsible for the financial costs of their accommodation and transportation to/fro at the quarantine centres.
It added that “Passengers will be cleared through the Nigeria Immigration System’s Migrants Identification Data Analysis System (MIDAS) and their passports retained until after successful completion of the 14 days self-quarantine.
“They will be given an appointment time and date to present at the Sample Collection Centre located in Lagos or Abuja for a repeat COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.
“Persons who are unable to remain in Lagos or Abuja throughout the period of self-quarantine may return to their States of residence ONLY after they have had their samples collected and are NEGATIVE for COVID-19.”
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