By Abiola Olawale
The Federal Government of Nigeria has placed a six-month travel ban on 100 passengers for flouting the COVID-19 directives laid down by the Presidential Task Force (PTF)
The PTF on COVID-19 made this announcement on its Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The task force tweeted that the travel ban was placed on the 100 travellers after they failed to comply with the compulsory COVID-19 test.The restrictions are now set to take effect from February 5 to July 30, 2021.
The tweet reads, “Presidential Task Force sanctions 100 Passports in Second Batch of those who failed to comply with the mandatory Day 7 post-arrival COVID-19 Test. PENALTY: six-month travel restriction from February 5 to July 30, 2021. The Federal Government is placing travel restrictions on the following passports due to non-compliance with the mandatory Day and post-arrival COVID-19 test.”
A similar punishment was meted out, in January, on 100 travelers who failed to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning to the country. The task force restricted the travellers from traveling from January 1, 2021,till June 30, 2021.