Nigeria has banned the entry of non-Nigerians who have traveled to India, Brazil, and Turkey in the past two weeks due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the three countries.
The travel ban announced on Sunday did not apply to passengers who had passed through those countries, the Nigerian Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 said in a statement.
“These precautionary measures are an important step in reducing the risk of COVID-19 cases being introduced in Nigeria from other countries,” it said.
Nigerians and temporary residents who have been in those countries for the past 14 days are required to stay at home for one week in government-designated places on arrival.
All riders arriving in Nigeria must also show a false COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of walking and not the previous 96 hours.
Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, has reported more than 165,000 cases of coronavirus and 2,060 deaths since COVID-19 first appeared in China in late 2019.