In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, August, 2020

FG To Sanction Airways $three,500 Per Passenger For Non-Compliance To COVID-19 Protocols

FG To Sanction Airlines $3,500 Per Passenger For Non-Compliance To COVID-19 Protocols

As worldwide flights in Nigeria is about to renew, the Federal Authorities has warned that any airline that fails to adjust to all of the COVID-19 protocols would pay a advantageous of $three,500 per passenger.


FG To Sanction Airways $three,500 Per Passenger For Non-Compliance To COVID-19 Protocols

The Presidential Activity Drive (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic has mentioned it might slam a $three,500 advantageous per passenger on airways that fail to adjust to worldwide flight protocols towards the unfold of the virus.

Nationwide Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, made this disclosure whereas reeling out the brand new protocols for worldwide flights into Nigeria throughout yesterday’s briefing by the duty drive.

He additionally mentioned passengers who had been on self-quarantine however failed to indicate up for a repeat of the PCR (polymerise chain response)  check would  have his/her title on worldwide watchlist and digital passport suspended.

Aliyu, who defined that the brand new protocols can be strictly relevant to passengers coming into the nation from overseas international locations, additionally mentioned the PTF had come to the conclusion that it might now be secure to shorten the isolation interval for in-coming passengers from 14 days to eight days from August 29.

“From August  29, travellers can be required to pay for his or her COVID-19 check in-country. We’re creating a nationwide cost portal, which is able to hyperlink to the present Lagos cost portal that’s already energetic We’ll proceed with the coverage of guaranteeing that airways solely board passengers with out signs of COVID-19 and with unfavourable PCR end result. Airways can be fined $three,500 per passenger in the event that they fail to adjust to pre-boarding COVID-19 necessities.

“On arrival in-country, passports will now not be retained by the Nigerian Immigration Service, fairly, passengers can be allowed to proceed and exit the airport as soon as they will present proof of a unfavourable COVID-19 PCR end result, proof of cost for a PCR end result in-country and the place doable and the place we now have been in a position to type this well being questionnaire type that has been submitted both manually or electronically,” he mentioned.

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