The United States Consulate General, Lagos on Wednesday announced that starting from January 26, 2021, air passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test result before they can be allowed to travel into the U.S.
Recall that ALEDEH had earlier reported that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in an effort to curb the spread of the new COVID-19 strain, maintained that air passengers departing from the UK for the U.S. must provide written documentation of their laboratory test result to the airlines.
The agency also maintained that the airlines must confirm negative test results for all passengers before they board.
However, in a statement made available by the Information Assistant, U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section, Ayo Durodola, the CDC also required for proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to the U.S.
According to the statement, the policy includes U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.
Passengers who fail to comply with the new directive will be denied boarding.