Nigeria will ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who travelled to India, Brazil, and Turkey within the final two weeks due to issues over the fast unfold of coronavirus in these three nations.

The journey ban introduced on Sunday doesn’t apply to passengers who transited by way of these international locations, Nigeria’s presidential steering committee on COVID-19 stated in an announcement.

“These precautionary measures are a obligatory step to minimise the chance of a surge in COVID-19 instances launched to Nigeria from different international locations,” it stated.

Nigerians and everlasting residents who had been in these international locations within the final 14 days should bear obligatory quarantine for per week in a government-approved facility on arrival.

All passengers arriving in Nigeria will now have to point out a unfavorable COVID-19 check taken inside 72 hours of journey relatively than the earlier 96-hour interval.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has reported greater than 165,000 coronavirus instances and a pair of,060 deaths since COVID-19 first emerged in China on the finish of 2019.