Nigeria places travel ban on US, China, UK, others

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced travel entry restrictions from the United States of America, USA, China, Norway, United Kingdom, UK and other countries as the deadly Coronavirus disease continues to spread across the world.

This is according to a statement released by the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi.

Nigeria announces travel entry restrictions from US, China, UK, others

Travel restrictions have been placed on countries like Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

The statement reads:

@NigeriaGov is restricting entry into the country for travellers from the following countries: China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland

These are all countries with over 1,000 cases domestically.

@NigeriaGov is temporarily suspending all visas issued to nationals from these countries. Nigerians arriving from these countries will be subjected to supervised isolation for 14 days.

@NigeriaGov is also advising all Nigerians to avoid travel to these countries.

These restrictions will come into effect from Friday 20 March 2020, for 4 weeks, subject to review. #PTFCOVID19

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