The Federal government (FG) of Nigeria has given a directive through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) that travelers without proof of vaccination would not be allowed to board local or international flights as from December 1st, 2021.
Only passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to fly internationally and locally. The directive is coming from the FG amid the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Nigeria on Monday, 27 September, recorded 12 additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic with 296 fresh cases reported across 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted in its update on Monday night, that the country’s fatalities from the pandemic now stands at 2,689.
The centre also revealed that the total infection from the pandemic currently stands at 204,752, while a total of 192,943 Nigerians have been discharged nationwide.
To curb the spread of the virus, various state governments have ordered a compulsory vaccination, especially for civil servants.
There have also been assumptions that the Federal Government had concluded plans to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory, beginning with public servants.