The Presidential Task Force, PTF on Covid-19, has banned 100 Nigerians from international flight for failing to undergo the mandatory seven days post-arrival Covid-19 PCR test.

 

The list of the Nigerians who ditched the Covid-19 protocols was released in the second batch, which followed the same pattern of the previous one issued in December which avoided name shaming and instead indicated only passport numbers.

According to the publication, those on the list will now be placed on International travel restriction for the next six months by the Federal Government, as their passports would henceforth be withheld.

It would be recalled that the PTF National Incident Manager, Muktah Muhammad, had in December last year hinted that the list had been submitted to the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS to effect the ban on the violators from international travels. The PTF further said the 100 affected persons have been contacted and confirmed that they failed to do the post-arrival test.

“The penalties will also apply to persons caught presenting fake negative PCR Tests for travel. Apparently, it’s a thing – Nigerians cooking up fake negative results and uploading them to the travel portal and/or presenting them to airlines,” the PTF stated.

The post-arrival test is expected to be done at the end of the mandatory 7-day self-isolation/quarantine.

 

 


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