The restriction on foreign travellers without evidence of payment for their COVID-19 PCR test has been relaxed by the Federal Government
This was contained in a memo by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Sunday in which foreign airlines were asked to board passengers without evidence of payment for Day 7 COVID-19 PCR test or generate paid QR code/permit to fly.
The memo dated September 11, 2021, and issued by Director-General of NCAA, Musa Nuhu, was titled, “Permission for airlines to board passengers travelling to Nigeria who are unable to show evidence of payment for day seven COVID-19 PCR test or generate paid QR code/permit to fly”.
Nuhu said the decision was taken in view of the challenges some travellers to Nigeria are experiencing while trying to fill their Health and Travel history into Nigeria’s International Travel portal.
Recall that foreign travellers were required to show proof of payment for their COVID-19 PCR test before they were boarded.
Nuhu, however, said such passengers would be required to make payment for the repeat day-7 COVID-19 PCR test at their destination airport in Nigeria.