Covid 19: Post/pre arrival no longer prerequisite for traveling, FG declares

Covid 19: Post/Pre-arrival tests no longer prerequisite for traveling – FG

…says aside the suspension of COVID 19 tests, face masks no longer mandatory on board aircraft

The Federal Government(FG) through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) says pre-arrival or post-arrival testing for COVID 19 is no longer a prerequisite for travellers irrespective of their vaccination 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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