The federal government has suspended the passports of over 2,000 inbound travelers for violating COVID-19 protocols.
Mukhtar Mohammed, the Presidential Steering Committee’s (PSC) national incident manager, confirmed this on Monday at a media briefing in Abuja.
Travelers who violated the protocol, according to Mohammed, have been “penalized.”
He also mentioned that surveillance systems at airports, seaports, and land borders have been improved.
“We included quarantine for passengers arriving from restricted countries, and those who violated these protocols were penalized by publishing their names and suspending their passports for a year.
“Let me assure you that we have published a list of over 2,000 people who have evaded quarantine in our health facilities so far.
And we’ve already taken steps to suspend their passports. So, for every action, there will undoubtedly be consequences,” Mohammed explained.
Passengers arriving from high-risk countries such as South Africa, Brazil, India, and Turkey will be quarantined for 14 days in government-approved facilities.