Nigeria High Commission in Canada suspends passport processing


The Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, on Tuesday said it has suspended passport processing for Nigerians in different Canadian communities, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The commission said in a statement made available to Newsmen in New York that the suspension was indefinite.

It said that it would however continue to issue Emergency Travel Certificates (ETC) and visas to applicants that need to travel urgently.

The commission therefore enjoined Nigerians in Canada to adhere to the COVID-19-related guidelines provided by Canadian health authorities in their communities.

Canada has recorded no fewer than 324 confirmed cases and four deaths from Coronavirus across outbreak with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing yesterday, the closure of the country’s borders to non-citizens or non-permanent residents.