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NCAA relaxes rule, welcomes visitors without yellow card

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday relaxed the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as Yellow Card that permits airlines to reject passengers without the essential travel document or proof of immunisation.

Henceforth, all airlines operating regional and international flights into Nigeria are to allow passengers without the certificate to board.

The move was in reaction to cases of international airlines rejecting both in-bound and out-bound passengers without a valid yellow card.

NCAA’s General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, however, informed passengers that they would be vaccinated accordingly at points of entry and the process for obtaining the e-yellow card would be initiated.

“This policy shift followed a letter received from the Federal Ministry of Health dated March 11, 2020 reviewing the implementation of the operationalisation of Nigeria Points of Entry policy on the prevention and control of cross-border transmission of yellow fever,” he said.

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