Aviation

Covid-19 Test Mandatory for Passengers as International Flights Start August 29_Ada Nkong

As Nigeria prepares to resume international flights on August 29, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika says Covid-19 test is mandatory for passengers.

The minister said passengers must take a COVID-19 test wherever they’re coming from very close to departure dates.

“A portal will also be opened for passengers to pay for another COVID-19 test to be done eight days after arrival in Nigeria.”

“They will also fill in health questionnaires online, and hand them in at the point of entry, instead of filling the forms on the aircraft or on arrival”.

Sirika noted that non-pharmaceutical measures including physical distancing, wearing of nose masks, washing of hands, and temperature checks will remain in place”

The Minister had during the PTF briefing yesterday revealed that International flights will resume 29th August while evacuation flights will cease 25th August.

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