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Air Passengers Without Covid-19 Negative Test to Pay $3,500 Fine – NCAA

NEWSMAN, Abuja – A fine of $3,500 have been imposed on air travellers to Nigeria who do not have a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction, (PCR) test as the federal government intensifies measures to eradicate Coronavirus in the country.

Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu in a letter addressed to country managers of the respective airlines operating international flights to and from Nigeria said “airlines are now to present evidence of payment receipt in the form of QR code for all passengers, adding however that same is “not a mandatory requirement for boarding flights to Nigeria for now.”

“Please, note that presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test valid within 96 hours of boarding remains mandatory for all passengers travelling to Nigeria. Airlines must ensure compliance with this requirement”, Nuhu added, Vanguard reported.

Airlines are advised to “allow passengers without a QR code to board as a temporary measure until additional ongoing work to the payment platform is completed. Airlines will be informed in the coming days of any changes to this requirement.”

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