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Nigeria removes South Africa, Turkey, Brazil from travel restriction list

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha has raised the alarm that fraudsters were using his office to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

The federal government has removed South Africa, Turkey and Brazil from the list of countries where the high-level restriction was placed on travellers from visiting to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, announced the decision in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the lifting of the restriction was with immediate effect.

The three countries were among the worst hit by the deadly COVID-19 Delta strain that claimed many lives.

Mustapha said the decision to ease the restriction was taken by the PSC after a marathon session on Wednesday after the PSC reviewed the developments in the affected countries.

Indian was removed from the list on September 13 by the federal government in response to the improved situation in the country.

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