Monday 31 May 2021

Violators of COVID-19 travel advisory will be grounded for one year — FG

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has said the Federal Government would enforce penalties, including deactivating the travel passports of Nigerians 

involved in the alleged violation of recent travel advisory for travellers from India, Brazil and Turkey.

The Federal Government, in the last three weeks, had published names and others travel particulars of more than 220 alleged violators of the travel advisory, who evaded protocols set for travellers from the said countries of concern.

Speaking during the PSC’s media briefing in Abuja on Monday, May 31, Chairman of the Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said besides deactivating passports of Nigerian violators, the foreign violators would have their visas revoked and prosecution where applicable, would be an option.

“This is considered a serious infraction and the PSC will proceed to do the following: deactivate the passports of Nigerians involved, for a period of not less than one year; revoke the visas of foreigners that have abused our hospitality; and prosecute the violators where necessary,” he said.

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