FG stops COVID-19 mandatory test for travellers

The Federal Fovernment through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Monday said that pre-arrival or post-arrival testing for COVID-19 is no longer a prerequisite for travellers irrespective of vaccination their status.

This announcement was contained in a letter by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, dated December 12, 2022, and addressed to airline operators.

The letter reads, “COVID-19 Travel Testing: Pre-departure and Post-arrival COVID-19 PCR tests are no longer required for all passengers irrespective of vaccination status. PCR tests required for all passengers who have been partial/not fully vaccinated have been suspended.”

It further noted that aside from the suspension of COVID-19 tests, wearing face masks is no longer mandatory for passengers on board aircraft.

When contacted, General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye said, ”That is the current state and development which is at the instance of the Presidential Steering Committee.”

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