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The Federal Government of Nigeria has given conditions before stranded Nigerian nationals abroad who wish to return home can be evacuated.

In a form entitled: “COVID-19 Application Form for Nigerians who want to return home” on the website of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, the condition states that Nigerians abroad, who wish to be evacuated back home, must test negative for the coronavirus.

The form states that anyone who intends to return “must get tested for the virus in your country of residence and be issued an authorised health clearance certificate attesting that you are COVID-19 free”.

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“This certificate must be presented and authenticated by officials at the airport in your country of departure before you are allowed to board the aircraft,” it said.

“On landing, you will also be on compulsory quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Nigeria, at an NCDC approved location.

Recall that Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM chairman, had earlier announced that the financial implications of the evacuation will be borne by the evacuees.

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