Fully vaccinated passengers will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR test when returning to Nigeria

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The Nigerian Federal Government have confirmed that effective from Monday, April 4, 2022, fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Nigeria will no longer need to take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test.

This was announced by Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee, Boss Mustapha.

Mr Mustapha further said, fully vaccinated passengers will now be taking rapid antigen tests on arrival at the airport, and such tests will be free.

However, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers are still expected to follow the current requirement – which is to take a covid-19 PCR test 48 hours before departure, and conduct a day 2 and 7 test arrival.

Such passengers, he said, will be expected to pay for their PCR tests through the Federal Government’s travel platform.

It means fully vaccinated travellers from the UK to Nigeria now need to worry about taking an antigen test on, as UK has scrapped all its covid travel measure from March 18.

Grant Shapps, UK Transport Secretary said on March 14; “All remaining Covid travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for all arrivals, will be stood down for travel to the UK from 4am on March 18. These changes are possible due to our vaccine rollout and mean greater freedom in time for Easter,”

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