The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has placed temporary travel restrictions on 100 passengers for six months due to non-compliance to the mandatory COVID-19 protocol.
According to the NIS Spokesperson DCl Sunday James on Monday in Abuja, the restriction is in line with the Federal Govemment’s directives.
In a statement, DCl James said: “In line with the Federal Govemment’s directives on temporary travel restrictions on 100 passengers due to non-compliance to the mandatory Day-7 post arrival Covid-19 PCR Test by all in-bound travellers, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede MFR has directed the relevant formations to ensure immediate compliance with the travel restriction order.”
“The 100 defaulting passengers have been restricted for a period of six (6) months, from January 1st 2021 to June 30th 2021.
He expressed further that, “All the affected passengers have been notified and will be prevented from Passport re-issuance and travelling outside the country during this period.
“The Nigeria Immigration Service hereby warns all affected passengers to comply to avoid breaching public health protocols and refusal of departure, the statement concludes.