The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that flying passengers without negative COVID-19 test results will pay a fine of $3500.
This was announced in an All Operators Letter marked AOL DG037/20 on Wednesday by NCAA Director-General, Captain Musa Nuhu addressed to country managers of the respective airlines operating international flights to and from Nigeria.
According to the DG, “Airlines are now to present evidence of payment receipt in the form of QR code for all passengers. However, it is not a mandatory requirement for boarding flights to Nigeria for now.
The AOL further reads“Please, note that presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test valid within 96 hours of boarding remains mandatory for all passengers travelling to Nigeria. Airlines must ensure compliance with this requirement.
“Airlines are advised to allow passengers without a QR code to board as a temporary measure until additional ongoing work to the payment platform is completed. Airlines will be informed in the coming days of any changes to this requirement.”it concludes.