… running of tests for international passengers suspended
The Federal Government on Monday revised the Covid -19 protocol mandating air passengers to compulsorily wear face masks at airports in Nigeria.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) reports this was contained in a circular issued by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA signed by the Director General, Captain Musa Nuhu and addressed to all civil aviation operators in Nigeria.
In the circular dated December 12, the civil aviation body stated that:
“The wearing of facemask inside Airport terminal buildings and onboard aircraft by airport workers,
passengers, and crew members is no longer mandatory.
“Wearing of facemask by passengers onboard aircraft or inside Airport terminal buildings is discretionary but recommended.
” Persons aged 60 years and above, immunocompromised (e.g. due to organ transplant, cancer, etc), those
with co-morbidities (e.g. Heart disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, etc), are advised to use
facemasks, wash their hands with water and soap, use hand alcohol-based sanitizers, and avoid large
“Disinfection of bags at the entrance of terminal buildings is no longer required and airlines are therefore required to resume serving catering (meals and drinks) on board aircraft.
“Maintaining social distancing at airport terminal buildings is no longer mandatory.
“Facilities and conveyances are advised to maintain good environmental hygiene, good ventilation, and encourage good hand and respiratory hygiene.
“The use of alcohol-based sanitizer by passengers and airport workers is recommended.Boarding and disembarkation protocols are to be maintained.
“For international operations, COVID-19 Travel Testing: Pre-departure and Post-arrival COVID-19 PCR tests are no longer required for all
passengers irrespective of vaccination status. PCR tests required for all passengers who are partially/not fully
vaccinated have been suspended.