Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede has announced that foreigners who fail to present their COVID-19 test certificates on arrival in the country will have their visas revoked.
He gave the warning while speaking at the weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5.
“The public health is a big issue in the country and so based on that directives, we have complied by blocking 100 passports from travelling, which means, even if they go to the police and declare those passports missing, they cannot be reissued anywhere in the world and they cannot cross our national borders until the period of six months or communication received from the right authorities stating that they have complied.
“This will also include non-Nigerians; we have the powers to revoke visas, even the comptroller-general has the power to revoke visas.“
Babandede also revealed that he has been receiving calls to help those under travel restriction while stating that foreigners must have the COVID-19 test result.