FG Confirms 5 New Cases of Coronavirus as It Issues Travel Ban on 13 Countries


The Federal Government has temporarily suspended the issuance of visas on arrival, following the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This comes after the Federal Government on Wednesday restricted 13 countries from entering the country.

In a statement by the Presidential Task Force on COVID -19 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 17, The Federal Government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travelers from the following thirteen (13) countries; China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

These are all countries with over 1,000 case domestically.
The statement further added that these restrictions will take immediate effect from Saturday, March 21, 2020, for four weeks subject to review.