The Federal Government has stated that diplomats, returning Nigerians and foreigners who are resident in Nigeria are exempted from the restrictions placed on the 13 countries with a high infection rate of coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus on Thursday, who made clarifications in response to concerns and frequently asked questions disclosed by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The inter-ministerial committee said;
“Following the announcement of travel restriction measures taken by the Federal Government to contain and manage the spread of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the presidential task force has, as part of the continuing engagement with members of the public, found it necessary to provide answers to the following frequently asked questions.”
The task force explained that the restrictions “means you will not be allowed into the country if you live in or have visited these countries in the last fifteen (15) days.
Regarding Nigerians returning home, the task force said: “you will be allowed in but subject to supervised self-isolation for Fourteen (14) days after arrival.”
For diplomats and nationals holding a foreign passport, “ you will be allowed into Nigeria but subject to supervised self-isolation for Fourteen days after arrival.”
“you will be allowed into Nigeria but subject to supervised self- isolation for Fourteen (14) days after arrival.”
The Federal Government has issued a travel ban on 13 countries over the spread of the deadly coronavirus as a precautionary measure.
This was announced by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha at a media briefing on Wednesday.
He said those who arrived into the country in the last 15 days from the 13 countries, would be subjected to supervised 14 days self-isolation.
According to him, the ban on the 13 countries would take effect from Saturday, March 21, 2020, adding that the Visa-on-Arrival policy had been temporarily suspended.
He said: “This morning, we have found it necessary to brief Nigerians on further measures being taken after an assessment of the global situation. They are as follows:
“The Federal Government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travellers from the following thirteen (13) countries; China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland. These are all countries with over 1,000 case domestically,