The Comptroller-Basic of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has directed all intending passengers to China, to acquire COVID-19 destructive check certificates earlier than departing for the Asian nation.
They’re required to take a Nucleic Acid check three days earlier than departure with impact from September 1, 2020.
This was contained in a press release signed by the NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James, on Friday.
It famous that Chinese language residents should apply for ‘Inexperienced Well being Codes’ with ‘HS’ mark, whereas different overseas nationals together with Nigerians, are to finish the well being declaration types.
Foreigners travelling to China and Chinese language residents should submit COVID-19 destructive check certificates to the Chinese language Embassy or Consulate in Nigeria, to allow them to be issued the required clearance for his or her journey to China.
It added, “Non-resident Nigerians in Europe and North America are to keep away from transiting France pending the lifting of journey restrictions as a result of COVID-19. Transit passengers to Europe and North America transiting by Paris should endeavour to current a legitimate everlasting resident allow for his or her last vacation spot and COVID-19 destructive check certificates to allow them to realize entry into France.”
The assertion additional disclosed that from September 1, solely French nationals and residents will probably be allowed into France with respect to the notice verbale from the Ministry of Overseas Affairs.
The immigration service suggested all China, Europe and North American-bound passengers, to abide by the principles to keep away from denial of departure from Nigeria and repatriation from the international locations involved as a result of non-compliance.