Airlines To Be Fined $3,500 Per Passenger If…

Airlines To Be Fined $3,500 Per Passenger If...

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’.

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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.”

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