The Federal Government has temporarily suspended the issuance of all visa on arrival and has also restricted entry into the country for travellers from 13 countries.
The countries are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.
These are all countries with over 1,000 case domestically.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation said these restrictions are part of further measures agreed by the Presidential Task Force for the Control of COVID-19 and the measures will take from Saturday 21st March 2020 and will last for four weeks subject to review.
The SGF who said these measures are being taken after an assessment of the global situation noted that all persons arriving in Nigeria who might have visited these countries, fifteen days prior to such arrival, will be subjected to supervised self-isolation and testing for 14 days.
The Federal Government also urges Public Health Authorities of countries with high burden to conduct diligent departure screening of passengers and also endorses this travel advisories to their nationals to postpone travels to Nigeria.