The Federal Government o Nigeria on Tuesday has revised quarantine protocols for all international travellers.
The COVID-19 Presidential Task Force made this known on Tuesday in a post on its Twitter handle.
Naija News reports that the federal government in its revised protocol directed travellers to conduct a mandatory COVID-19 test within 96 hours before departure.
Also, international travellers are expected to repeat the PCR test seven days after arrival.
“Revised Protocol: All International travellers arriving Nigeria must conduct a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test within 4 days (96 hours) before departure,” it tweeted.
Recall that the government had directed that travellers into Nigeria must possess a negative covid-19 test result done not more than four days before boarding their flight into the country.
Also, on arrival in Nigeria, travellers are expected to self-isolate for seven days, during which they are expected “to avoid physical interaction with friends, family, colleagues, and other members of the public.”
These directives were part of fresh guidlines approved and made public by the presidential task force on COVID-19 in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha who is also the Chairman on the task force.
The new measures are part of measures by the federal government to prevent imported cases and limit further spread of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria, Naija News reports.