Fully vaccinated passengers arriving arriving Nigeria will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test, the Federal Government said Monday.
The FG said they would, however, be subjected to rapid antigen test at the airport by the NCDC within the arrival hall of the airport free of charge.
The decision was coming after the complaints by many travellers over the cost placed on the PCR test.
This was disclosed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha however added that passengers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, will have to take the COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours before departure, or do a Day 2 and Day 7 test on arrival. Such passengers will also have to pay for their PCR tests through the federal government’s travel platform.
This directive would take effect from April 4, 2022.
Mustapha urged all passengers travelling out of Nigeria to be fully vaccinated and to comply with COVID-19 protocols and requirements in their country of destination.