The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has ordered all airlines operating international and regional flights into Nigeria to issue Health Declaration Forms to their passengers, including crew members before arriving any Nigerian airports.
This directive, contained in a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye is coming on the heels of failure of some airlines operating international and regional flights into Nigeria to provide Health Declaration Forms (passengers self-reporting forms).
Consequently, the NCAA had issued a letter to this effect to all airlines and other industry stakeholders to ensure that passengers provide their factual address and phone numbers to enhance contact tracing in case there is need to do so.
On arrival of the passengers and crew members alike, the Health Declaration Forms (passenger self-reporting forms) will be collected and evaluated by the personnel of Port Health Services.
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 and failure to adhere strictly with this directive, according to NCAA, will attract severe sanctions.