COVID-19 Nigerian Government Adds Austria, Sweden To Countries On Travel Restriction

The travel and visa restrictions will take effect on March 21, last for four weeks and are also subject to review.

Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 4,151/ Photo credit: qz.com
Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 4,151/ Photo credit: qz.com

The Federal Government on Friday added Austria and Sweden to the list of high-risk countries that would be allowed entrance to Nigeria over the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed during press briefing said< “Nigerians arriving from Austria and Sweden will be subjected to supervised isolation for 14 days.” Already, 13 countries, considered high-risk, have been placed on the list released on Wednesday by the Presidential Task Force on the control of Coronavirus (COVlD-19). The countries include: China, Iran, South Korea, Germany, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, France, and Japan. With the addition of Austria and Sweden, the total number of high-risk countries under restriction comes to 15. The travel and visa restrictions will take effect on March 21, last for four weeks and are also subject to review.

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