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Vaccinated people travelling to Nigeria no longer need to take the COVID-19 test ahead of their trip

As the globe continues to relax COVID-19 restrictions, the Nigerian government on Monday, March 21, 2022, announced that inbound passengers arriving in the country would no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test. This information was made public via an official statement by the media aide to the President, Tolu Ogunlesi, on social media.
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“In-bound (fully vaccinated) passengers arriving Nigeria will NO LONGER be required to take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 Test,’’
the statement read.
“Instead, a FREE rapid antigen test will be administered within the airport arrival hall (fully-vaxxed only). “Passengers who are UNVACCINATED or PARTIALLY vaccinated shall take a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours before departure, or do a Day 2 and day 7 test on arrival. Such passengers will be expected to pay for their PCR tests through the travel platform.”

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Prior to the announcement, Nigerians had complained about the need for the PCR Test as most countries around the world have dropped the measure which was initially aimed at limiting the spread of the virus. Alongside other parts of the globe, Nigeria has been relaxing travel restrictions and COVID-19 health protocols as the world look toward fighting off the virus which has claimed millions of lives and affected the world economy due to lockdown measures aimed at limiting social interaction and business activities which sees to its rapid spread. Source: Nairametrics Featured Image Source: Quartz
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This article was first published on 23rd March 2022


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