The US authorities would from January 26, 2021, demand for COVID-19 test certificates from Nigeria.
Consequently, all air passengers to the US are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 .
This new directive according to the United States Consulate General, Lagos, involves passengers arriving from a foreign country to the United States including U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.
The US Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is expected to announce the order following weeks of discussions amongst federal agencies and the White House Coronavirus task-force.
Nigeria started implementing a similar policy last year when it reopened its major international airports in the aftermath of the coronavirus lock-down.
The US government had previously issued an order mandating all travellers from Britain to show a negative test due to the highly infectious strain of the virus in that country.