Airlines operating international and regional flights into Nigeria have been ordered to issue Health Declaration Forms to their passengers including crew members before arriving Nigerian airports.
The warning was issued by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) coming on the heels of failure of some airlines to provide Health Declaration Forms (Passengers self-reporting forms).
According to Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Affairs of NCAA, a letter to this effect has been issued to all airlines and other stakeholders.
‘’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.
‘’Airlines are to collect the Health Declaration forms (Passenger self-reporting forms) from the Port Health Services at the various International Airports of the country.
‘’Failure to comply with the directive by any airline will attract severe sanctions,’’ he said.