FG sanctions 27 foreigners, 62 Nigerians for flouting COVID-19 travel protocol


PTF on COVID-19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha.

By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja

The Federal Government has announced sanctions for 27 foreigners and 62 Nigerians who recently returned from countries with high incidence of COVID-19 and who evaded safety protocols put in place for returnees from those countries.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement issued late Sunday in Abuja.

The PSC had on May 1 issued a “Travel Advisory” for passengers arriving in Nigeria from Brazil, India and Turkey, explaining that such precautionary measures were necessary steps to mitigate the risk of importation of variants of concern and break the chain of transmission to the population.

Under the new measures, passengers arriving from/or who have visited any of the three countries within fourteen days prior to the visit to Nigeria, are required to follow mandatory arrival quarantine…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper