Nigeria says airlines and passengers that break covid-19 protocols in the country would be banned from international travels.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 handed down the warning on Monday at its briefing in Abuja. It said such airless and passengers would be put on the travel watch list of the government.

The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said this while announcing that the Federal Government had introduced new COVID-19 protocols for travelers as Nigeria reopened its airspace for international travels on Saturday.

He said passengers coming into Nigeria must have undergone Polymerase Chain Reaction test for COVID-19 before departing the other country, while they must undergo another test after in Nigeria.

While only travelers with negative PCR results would be allowed into Nigeria, Aliyu said any airline who failed to ensure that its passengers present negative results risks being fined $3,500 per passenger.


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