FG issues travel advisory to Nigerians

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

The Federal Government has issued a travel advisory to Nigerians on Brazil, India, Turkey, citing risks from COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, disclosed this during a meeting on COVID-19 vaccination for the North-East in Yola, Adamawa State.

The PSC organised the meeting in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

The PSC Chair was represented by Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, Minister of Environment.

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The minister said, “Nigerians are strongly advised to avoid non essential international travelling at this time especially to countries that are showing increase in number of COVID-19 deaths.

“Consequently, any person who had visited Brazil, India and Turkey within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria shall be denied entry into Nigeria. Among other travelling guidelines, individuals, transporters and airlines who abuse the guidelines shall be sanction.

”The Federal Government deeply sympathises with the government and citizens of those countries and assured them of unflinching support and solidarity. All governors are also advised to ensure that all returned international passengers in their respective states adhere strictly to the mandatory seven days isolation period.”

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