COVID-19: NCAA PERMITS AIRLINES TO BOARD TRAVELLERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF PAYMENT FOR THE PCR TEST
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has permitted all foreign airlines operating in and out of Nigeria not to deny travellers over their inability to show evidence of payment for the day-7 COVID-19 PCR test or to generate a paid QR code.
The Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, announced this in a memo issued on Saturday to all airlines operating in and out of the country.
The DG noted that the decision was made to alleviate the challenges some travellers to Nigeria experience while trying to fill their Health and Travel history into Nigeria’s International Travel portal (NITP).
He stated that the difficulty in generating the PCR code after payment has prompted airlines to deny several travellers from coming into the country.
The memo reads; “The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has been made aware of Challenges some travellers to Nigeria are experiencing while trying to fill their health and travel history into the Nigeria International Travel Portal.
“Airlines are hereby permitted to board any traveller to Nigeria who is either unable to pay for the repeat day-7 COVID-19 PCR test or Generate the paid QR code/permit to fly."