The Federal Government is not contemplating imposition of a travel ban on travellers over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.

Austria and Sweden have been added to the list of high-risk countries restricted from entering Nigeria over the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.


Nigeria had, on Wednesday, placed travel restrictions on entry into the county from 13 countries with high-burden of coronavirus.

The countries are China, Iran, South Korea, Germany, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, France, and Japan.

The country also announced a temporary suspension of visa-on-arrival policy.

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