The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has said that it will fine airlines $3,500 for each passenger that fails to adhere to travel protocol directives recommended by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
For passengers flying from the United Kingdom and South Africa, the NCA directed that they present a pre-departure permit to fly/QR Code and a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 96 hours of boarding.
These instructions were contained in a circular issued to all airlines and signed by NCAA Director-General, Capt Muda Nuhu on December 26th entitled, ‘Protocol for all passengers originating from the United Kingdom and South Africa’.
The circular read in part, “Passengers must present the following two documents to be allowed to board their flights to Nigeria:
“Pre-departure Permit to Fly/QR code generated from the Nigeria International Travel Portal (https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng) showing evidence of payment for the post-arrival day 7 COVID-19 PCR test and;
“Documentary evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR result done within 96 hours (four days) of boarding from a verifiable laboratory or health facility.”
Nuhu further stated, “On arrival in Nigeria, passengers will be received and processed separately by public health authorities.
“All passengers will be required to self-isolate for seven days after arrival followed by a COVID-19 PCR test.”