In order to ensure security and safety against the currently spreading Coronavirus emerging from China, the FAAN (Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria) has issued out a compulsory travel advisory guide for travelers coming through Nigeria. According to the authorities, adequate measures have now been put in place to ensure travelers are properly screened and checked to keep Nigeria safe from this viral attack.
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Below are the exact words as written in the recently released FAAN statement (Travel Advisory Guide);
In an effort to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria hereby advises passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports.
All the equipment and personnel used in combating the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports.
FAAN has always had thermal scanners in her airports that monitor the temperature of passengers and capture their pictures. When passengers walk past the scanner, it registers their temperature and if too high, they are pulled aside for observation.
Recently, a deadly virus known as CORONAVIRUS broke out in China and has since killed six people, with over 300 also reported to have been infected. The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to boarder countries like Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
The Authorities, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, have confirmed the adequacy of the facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports.
Passengers are therefore advised to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to.
FAAN… Committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.
Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.)
General Manager, Corporate Affairs
The official statement issued out by FAAN to all travelers coming through Nigeria amidst Coronavirus outbreak