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FG scraps COVID-19 tests, wearing of face masks for air travellers

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The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday said pre-arrival or post-arrival testing for COVID-19 was no longer a prerequisite for travellers, “irrespective of vaccination status”.

This announcement was contained in a letter by NCAA, dated December 12, 2022, and addressed to airline operators.

“COVID-19 Travel Testing: Pre-departure and post-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction tests are no longer required for all passengers irrespective of vaccination status. The PCR tests required for all passengers who are partially/not fully vaccinated have been suspended”, the letter read.

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It further noted that aside from the suspension of the COVID tests, wearing of face masks was no longer mandatory for passengers on-board aircraft.

When contacted, the General Manager Public Affairs, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said, ”That is the current state and development which is at the instance of the Presidential Steering Committee.

“They have the control over the issue. You can contact them for details”, he stated.

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