Nigeria: NCAA Denies Approving Covid-19 Vaccination As Requirement for Travels

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has denied media reports that Covid-19 vaccination proof is required for both local and international flights.

This denial followed media report in some local tabloids and social media, including “The Street Journal” that the Federal Government through NCAA has given a directive that from 1st December 2021 that travellers without proof of vaccination will not be permitted to board both local and international flights.

General Manager, Public Relations to the NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, in a statement said, “We want to state categorically that no such directive emanated from the Federal Government through NCAA”.

He urged the public to discountenance such news as there is no iota of truth in it.

He added that, “On the other hand, we want to enjoin purveyor of such unfounded news to cross-check facts before publishing”.

Adurogboye stressed that the Authority will continue to support all Federal Government initiatives to curb the spread of the Delta variant.

He stated that the NCAA expects strict adherence to safety protocols in and out of the airports through wearing of facemask, washing of hands periodically, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, maintaining social distance and avoiding crowded space.


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Author : Daily Trust

Publish date : 2021-10-01 09:43:03

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