Passports of more than 2,000 inbound travelers have been suspended, according to the federal administration, for breaking COVID-19 rules.
Mukhtar Mohammed, the Presidential Steering Committee’s (PSC) national incident manager, acknowledged this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
Travelers who have broken the protocol, according to Mohammed, have been “penalized.”
He also mentioned that surveillance systems at airports, seaports, and land borders had improved.
“We have incorporated the provision of quarantine for passengers arriving from banned nations, and those who violated these standards have had their names published as well as their passports suspended for a year.
“Let me assure you that we have released the names of more than 2,000 people who have eluded quarantine in our health facilities so far. We’ve also taken steps to ensure that their passports are revoked. As a result, there are unquestionably consequences for every action,” Mohammed explained.
Passengers travelling from high-risk nations such as South Africa, Brazil, India, and Turkey must spend 14 days in government-approved quarantine facilities.