FG Lists Punishments for COVID-19 Travel Guidelines Violators

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The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has recently listed the punishments for travelers who violated the COVID-19 travel guidelines on Thursday.

The Chairman of the committee, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement saying that their passports will be disabled for a period not less than one year; cancelation of visas/ permits of foreigners that have abused Nigeria’s hospitality, and prosecution under the 2021 Health Protection Regulations.”

The PSC also released the second batch of travelers who violated travel advisory, adding that they have been declared Persons of Interest after evading the mandatory seven-day quarantine for persons arriving from restricted countries.

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The names of 132 violators were listed in the statement. This is in addition to the 90 violators that made the first list released on Sunday.

The statement reads partly, “Members of the public are by this notice advised that these persons of interest constitute an immediate health hazard to the society.

“They must therefore transport themselves safely, to the nearest state public health departments within 48hrs of this notice for immediate evaluation and call the Port Health Services, Federal Ministry of Health on 08036134672 or 08032461990 for further directions.

“The PSC shall, in addition, take further steps to sanction these violators. These steps include: disabling their travel passports for a period not less than one year; cancelation of visas/ permits of foreigners that have abused Nigeria’s hospitality, and prosecution under the 2021 Health Protection Regulations.”

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