#Other Countries Nigeria will restrict access to its territory to all foreign travelers living in Brazil, India and Turkey during the past two weeks to limit the spread of coronovirus, health care officials announced on Sunday.
The measure does not apply to passengers who have transit through one of these countries, the president’s committee to fight against Kovid-19 said in a statement.
The committee states that it made this decision “based on the assessment of risk taking into account epidemiology, the prevalence of passenger concern volume and average volume of passengers between Nigeria and each country among other variants”.
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Nigerian citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria who have visited at least one of these three countries in the past 14 days will undergo mandatory one-week quarantine upon arrival of the government-approved facility.
In addition, any passengers arriving in Nigeria will now have to test negative for the Kovid-19 within 72 hours, and no more than 96 hours.
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The most populous country in Africa officially has more than 165,000 cases of coronavirus accounting for 1,954 deaths. But due to the low number of tests conducted compared to more than 200 million residents, these reports are considered undervalued.
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