Nigeria has placed travel restrictions on China, Italy, US, UK, nine others

Nigeria has placed travel restrictions on entry into the country from 13 countries with high – burden of coronavirus .

The countries are China, Iran , South Korea , Germany , Italy , United States , United Kingdom , Switzerland , Norway , Netherlands , Spain , France , and Japan .

The country also announced the temporary suspension of the visa- on- arrival policy
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Task Force for the Control of Covid – 19, Boss Mustapha, announced the decision Wednesday morning at a press briefing .

“ The restriction will come into effect from Saturday for four weeks, subject to review , “ he said .

Mustapha said the new measures were taken after an assessment of the global situation.

According to him , the affected countries had over 1 , 000 cases domestically.

The SGF said , “All persons arriving in Nigeria who might have visited these countries 15 days prior to such arrival will be subjected to supervised self -isolation and testing for 14 days .

“ The Federal Government is temporarily suspending the issuance of all visas on arrival .

“ The Federal Government is also counselling all Nigerians to cancel or postpone all nonessential travels to these countries .

“The Federal Government urges public health authorities of countries with a high burden to conduct diligent departure screening of passengers and also endorse this travel advisory to their nationals to postpone travels to Nigeria . ”

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