Michael Adeshina

The Federal Government of Nigeria has placed a six months travel restriction on 100 passengers for flouting COVID-19 directives.

Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 made the announcement via its Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The PTF also released the passport details of the defaulters.

The restrictions take effect from February 5 to July 30, 2021.

“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,” it tweeted.

PTF added that “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.”

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The same punishment was meted out, in January, on 100 travelers who failed to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning to the country.

The restrictions started from January 1, 2021, and would last till June 30, 2021.

The PTF said the defaulting passengers have been notified and will be prevented from traveling out of the country during the period.