December 7, 2021

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NIS issues travel advice, warns against repatriation from UAE

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Muhammed Banbandede, Comproller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS

United Arab Emirates (UAE) bound passengers from Nigeria have been advised, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic travel protocol, to be in possession of confirmed return ticket and confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of their stay in UAE

The travel advisory was issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Sunday James.

He noted that passengers are expected to be in possession of confirmed return ticket and confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of stay in UAE.

They must show address of residence in the UAE or address of relatives with whom he or she would stay while in the UAE, he stated.

They are also expected to provide a negative Polymerize Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within 96 hours, before departure.

PCR is the dominant way the global healthcare systems have adopted in testing citizens for coronavirus.

Other information in the advisory includes possession of a Valid Health Insurance covering the duration of stay, and copies of trade licenses in the UAE and Nigeria, if applicable.

The requirements are not applicable on official visits, except the PCR test taken within 96 hours before departure,” NIS explained.

James advised concerned passengers that to avoid head wind in their trip, they need to strictly comply with the advisory to avoid denial of departure from Nigeria, and repatriation from UAE that would naturally follow.

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