Coronavirus: NCAA orders foreign airlines to issue health declaration forms onboard flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered all airlines operating International and Regional flights into Nigeria to, henceforth, issue Health Declaration Forms to their passengers including crew members before arriving Nigerian airports.

This warning came on the heels of the failure of some airlines operating International and Regional flights into Nigeria to provide Health Declaration Forms (Passengers self-reporting forms).

A letter to this effect has been issued to all airlines and other stakeholders.

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A statement issued by the regulatory body, on Thursday, declared: “In view of the above, Airlines are to remind passengers to provide factual address and phone numbers to enhance contact tracing in case there is need to do so.

“The Health Declaration forms (Passenger self-reporting forms) will be collected and evaluated by the personnel of Port Health Services on the arrival of the passengers and crew members alike.”

While warning that airlines were to collect the Health Declaration forms (Passenger self-reporting forms) from the Port Health Services at the various International Airports of the country, the NCAA warned that: “Failure to comply with the directive by any airline will attract severe sanctions.”

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