The Federal Government on Monday said pre-arrival or post-arrival testing for COVID-19 was no longer a prerequisite for travellers, “irrespective of vaccination status.”
In a letter by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, dated December 12, 2022, and addressed to airline operators, the Federal Government said:
“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 stated that aside from the suspension of the COVID tests, wearing of face masks was no longer mandatory for passengers on-board aircraft.
According to the General Manager Public Affairs, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, the directive is at the instance of the Presidential Steering Committee, adding thus: ”That is the current state and development. They have the control over the issue.”