Omicron: NCAA revises travel protocol, to sanction airlines $3500 fine 


Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a notification to all airlines stating that airlines that flout the newly revised COVID-19 Provisional Quarantine protocols will pay a penalty of $3,500 per passenger for non compliance with the requirements while there may be an outright ban.

In an All Operators Letter (AOL) with reference NCAA/DG/AIR/16/327 issued December 3 to all Accountable managers and signed by the Director General NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, all protocols for international flight operations and quarantine protocols for travellers arriving Nigeria issued on July 1, 2021 still subsists.

The CAA in its AOL stated that for, “Inbound passenegers: Airlines are only to board passengers travelling to Nigeria who are in possession of a paid permit to travel with a QR Code and a result of a negative COVID-19 test done not later than 48 hours from time of boarding.

“For any inbound passenger who is unable to either make payment for his/her repeat PCR test(s) or generate a paid permit to travel via the Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP), airlines are to send an email to directorporthealthfmoh”