As COVID-19 pandemic eases out, countries are gradually easing their lockdown protocols and opening up their borders for international travels. We have put together travel information which may be “THE NEW NORMAL” for your favourite travel destinations. We hope this helps you with that decision on your next trip!
United Arab Emirates
All passengers travelling to or connecting through Dubai must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate to be accepted on the flight. The certificate must be for a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) swab test taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure but advisably 72 hours before departure.
Please note that only officially issued certificates from the lab is accepted, other test certificates such as antibody tests and home testing kits, printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted in the UAE.
You may need to take another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. If you take a test at the airport, you must remain in your hotel or residence until you receive the test result. If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines. This is a more reason to travel Emirates Airways because they will cover the full cost for COVID-19 related expenses.
This destination is a must travel for most travellers because of family relatives, business or simply the culture of getaways to the UK. Hence, we have put together regulations for people travelling to the United Kingdom. Passengers travelling to the UK must self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days on arrival – this is the official recommendation as at the time of this post. They must provide details of their flight, transport, contact details and address for the period of self-isolation. So, do not expect much socialising in the United Kingdom unless with close friends and relatives!
Passengers are required to wear face coverings on all flights travelling from and to the UK. All passengers, except children 12 years old and below, as well as passengers with moderate or severe disability, travelling from Dubai to the UK or Europe (and other mandated destinations) will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and present the test result certificate at check-in.
Kenya has risen fast to be one of the most sort-after destinations in Africa. This is due to its vast wildlife safari which features the “Big Five”; its Mombasa beaches and resorts which can be mistaken for those of Mauritius, Seychelles or Greece. Enviably, the Maasai Mara of Kenya is a global attraction and an item for your bucket list.
All passengers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued no more than 96 hours before departure at check-in. All passengers must present a completed Kenya Travelers Health Surveillance form online and present the corresponding QR code to Port Health authorities upon arrival.
All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is not above 37.5 °C (99.5 °F); do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; and have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID-19 transmission areas will not be required to undergo self-quarantine.
The Maldives is among the top choices for romantic trips such as honeymoons, destination weddings, baecations and thrilling vacations. Nigerians love the Maldives as it is a visa-free destination with lots of amazing resorts!
Passengers travelling to the Maldives as tourists must have a confirmed hotel reservation for their stay at a registered tourist facility.
Also, passengers will be subjected to a medical screening on arrival; you will be required to complete a health self-declaration form within 24 hours of your flight and present the health declaration form completion code/QR code at the airport.
Just an extra bit, residents of Maldives (nationals and expatriates) have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine on arrival.
An intriguing landscape and the most preferred destination for couples and luxurious vacation. Seychelles offers sailing, diving, cruises among others. All passengers, including infants and children, travelling from permitted countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate from an accredited laboratory. The test must be taken not more than 72 hours before departure.
Tourists may only stay in establishments or liveaboards certified by the Public Health Authority. All passengers except Seychelles nationals who have been to a high-risk country within 14 days of travel are not allowed entry into Seychelles.
All passengers flying to Greece from Bulgaria, Romania and the United Arab Emirates, except for children under 10 years, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, taken not more than 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English, clearly indicating the passenger’s name and ID number, and presented to officers of the general secretariat for civil protection and the national public health organisation on arrival.
Now, these destinations were selected based on our research on top travel destinations for Nigerians and from our request statistics. Also, we had to consider those with ease of travel during the COVID-19 era. Nonetheless, we will be updating you with more travel updates!
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