Coronavirus: FG cancels visas issued to travellers from countries affected by flight ban
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Federal Government has cancelled visas issued to travellers from the 13 countries and it imposed a flight ban.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the Federal government banned flights from coming into Nigeria from these countries, China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.
This decision was disclosed by the Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola while addressing state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting.
Aregbesola stated that asides the banning flights, visas issued to applicants from the affected countries have also been cancelled.
“In addition to the measures announced by the secretary to the government of federation, the federal government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travelers from the following 13 countries China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.
“These are all countries with over 1,000 case of the virus domestically. What this really means is that we are suspending issuance of visas and we are canceling all visas already issued to citizens or travelers from these nations. It will take effect from Saturday, March 21, and will will last for four weeks for the time being, while development will dictate what will happen thereafter.”