Quarantine Protocol Compliance Form
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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND EMBASSY CLOSURE 2020
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PASSPORT APPOINTMENT PORTAL
BOOKING PASSPORT APPOINTMENT
The new appointment system for passport application will be accessible effective from 4th August 2020 via the link on the Embassy's website. The first appointments will be from 11th August 2020.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FRESH OR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT
- Duly completed passport application form with 2 passport-sized photographs,
- Payment acknowledgement slip/receipt,
- Guarantor's forms duly completed and signed by the guarantor with a copy of his/her Nigerian passport data page and 2 passport photographs attached,
- Resident permit,
- Residents' registration document.
FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18
- Written letter of consent duly signed by BOTH biological parents (whose names must appear on the birth certificate), is required,
- Passport data pages of the parents,
- Single parents must present evidence of total custodian right/divorce court judgment/ death certificate of the other parent,
- Proof/acknowledgment of paternity to be presented if the name of the father is not on the child's birth certificate.
Robert Koch Institute APP
Corona Warning App by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin
To protect staff of and visitors to the Embassy of Nigeria, please be informed that the Embassy is mandating henceforth the downloading of the Corona App introduced by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Henceforth, NOBODY will be allowed into the Embassy without showing a proof of the app installed on their phones respectively. By implicaton, the App is a conditon to accessing the embassy premises.
You can download the app by following the links below:
Presidential Task Force on Covid-19: Revised Quarantine Protocol
PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID-19
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
8th June 2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE: REVISED QUARANTINE PROTOCOL
PROTOCOL FOR THE EVACUATION OF NIGERIANS STRANDED ABROAD AND RETURNEES / PERSONS ARRIVING IN NIGERIA FROM ANY COUNTRY
- PRE-DEPARTURE FROM COUNTRY OF EXIT
- All Nigerians abroad should register themselves with the relevant Nigerian Missions in the country where they are stranded and provide the necessary information required to ensure effective implementation of this protocol.
- Nigerian Missions will coordinate and provide clearance for the evacuation of Nigerians abroad, working with the relevant government agencies. All evacuation flights must be signed off by the responsible Nigerian Mission.
- The Missions must provide sufficient information to airport authorities in Nigeria at least 72 hours prior todeparture to enable proper categorisation of evacuees. This includes passenger’s biodata, phonenumber, permanent residence in Nigeria, and place of stay in Abuja or Lagos for the period of self-isolation/quarantine.
- Priority will be placed on the evacuation of those cases in challenging circumstances including short-term visitors, those on medical and official trips, family holidays, pregnant women, elderly andstudents.
- Evacuation flights will only be allowed into Abuja and Lagos for now, with a limit of not more than 500 passengers for each destination per week in order to accommodate current laboratory samplingcapacity.
- The cost of travel will be borne by travelers, including in-country transportation and accommodation as required by this policy.
- The Nigerian Missions must engage the relevant government agencies to support the process for theevacuation of vulnerable persons including victims of trafficking.
- All intending travelers will be provided with an information leaflet prior to travel specifying the process for admission into Nigeria.
- Pre-boarding, all travelers must sign an undertaking that they consent to the additional public health measures required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including self-isolation on arrival in Abuja or Lagos for a period of 14 days, providing accurate contact details and having a COVID-19 PCR test repeated in Nigeria.
- All intending travelers to Nigeria must have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 (pre- boarding PCR test in country of departure). PCR test MUST be within 2 weeks before departure and preferably no less than 5 days pre-boarding.
- Tests done more than two weeks before departure are not valid and persons will not be allowed to board; but for the 5 days minimum, this is advisory and will not preclude boarding.
- At the time of boarding, all travelers will undergo thermal screening for fever and symptoms of COVID-19. Passengers with COVID-19 related signs and symptoms will not be allowed to board the flight.
- Airlines must only board passengers with test results showing that the tests were done within the stipulated 14 days before boarding. Where the date of arriving passengers’ test results are not incompliance;
- Non- Nigerians may be refused entry and returned to the point of embarkation at cost to theAirlines.
- Nigerians will be allowed entry but subjected to the 14 days mandatory quarantine at a facility approved by Government and at cost to the passenger(s).
- Airlines will be fined USD3500 per passenger for failure to comply with the pre-boardingrequirements.
B. ON ARRIVAL IN NIGERIA
All passengers /persons arriving in Nigeria will be:
- Required to, on arrival at the airport, fill a self-reporting form and go through the normal Port Health screening where they will be provided information on where to present for sample collection withallocated timing* within 96 hours of arrival, depending on the number of passengers.
- Passengers are required to submit their international passports for clearance through the NigeriaImmigration System’s Migrants Identification Data Analysis System (MIDAS). The biodata page including passenger’s picture will be forwarded to the COVID-19 PCR Sample Collection Centre to enable proper identification before sample collection. Passports will be retained until completion of the 14 days self -isolation/quarantine period.
- Passengers will be allowed to go home at their own cost, but must present at the sample collectioncenter at the allocated time; samples will be taken, and a COVID-19 PCR test done:
- Test results will be ready within 24 to 48 hours and Port Health Services & the Nigeria Center for Disease Control will be informed accordingly.
- Persons who test POSITIVE for COVID-19 will be transferred to Treatment Centers.
- Persons who test NEGATIVE for COVID -19, will be required to undergo supervised 14 days self- isolation/quarantine during which time, they need to avoid physical interaction withfriends, family and staff (observe strict physical and social distancing).
- Travelers reporting or developing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, or during screening willnot be allowed to self-quarantine and will be placed in institutional quarantine.
- For deportees, if one person tests positive for COVID-19, all close primary contacts will be required to undergo enhanced screening and an exit PCR test if necessary.
- Persons who develop symptoms of COVID-19 during the observation/quarantine period will be required to call an identified /designated number and will immediately be taken for testing and if positive, sent to a Treatment Center or continue self-isolation as may be approved by the Case Management Team.
- Passenger are advised to remain in the City/State where the point of entry (POE) is located until the end of the 14 days self-isolation /quarantine and remain reachable during this period.
- Receive free Travelers Kits which contain:
- A digital clinical thermometer
- Temperature monitoring form on google sheets for e-monitoring
- Alcohol based hand sanitizer
- Documented guidelines for self-quarantine
- Pamphlet on COVID-19
- Face mask.
- Passengers will be monitored by Public Health Officers during the period of self
- A digital clinical thermometer
–isolation/quarantine. Persons who develop symptoms of COVID-19 will be retested and if test results are positive, transferred to a Treatment center. For this – they will be required to provide afunctioning (Nigeria) telephone number to Port Health Officials on arrival.
- Persons who are unable to remain in Lagos or Abuja throughout the period of self-quarantine may return to their States of residence ONLY after:
- They have had their samples collected and are NEGATIVE for COVID-19.
- Provided Public Health Officials with their full and correct address and phone number where they can be reached.
C. EXIT FROM SELF-ISOLATION Day 14
Persons who have completed 14 days of self-isolation /quarantine will:
- Have an exit interview by phone on their 14th day by the monitoring team.
- If this is satisfactory, their details will be forwarded to the Nigeria Immigration Service to enable release of their passports upon completion of the 14 days self - isolation/quarantine.
- Passengers may make alternative arrangements to collect their passports from the Nigeria Immigration Service, such as via special delivery, DHL etc.
This protocol will come into effect from Mon 8 June 2020.
Re-confirmation of request for evacuation
PUBLIC NOTICE(ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)
Further to notice of 7 April 2020, the Embassy wishes to inform all prospective evacuees to kindly re-confirm their request for evacuation to Nigeria;
Please note that the Embassy would avail all interested Nigerians the name of Airline(s) for the purpose of their evacuation and the cost implication of one way ticket to choice destination of Lagos or Abuja;
The intending passengers should be prepared to pay for their one way ticket directly to the Airline operators made available by the Nigerian government;
The Embassy of Nigeria in Berlin is on hand to collate the information of intending passengers, including families for onward transmission to Abuja;
It is important to reiterate to all intending returnees of the basic World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements to undergo fourteen(14) days quarantine at designated centers to be arranged by the government; In addition returnees will also be responsible for payment of the 14 days accommodation fees before embarking on the journey;
Please note that the universal defined standards of Pre-departure Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures to be deplored, including temperature checks, provision of hand sanitizers to be used prior to boarding and intermittently throughout the flight except during meals;
Also, it is important to note that the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Port Health Services(PHS) in Nigeria would be available at the point entry(Airport) to conduct screening.
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NEW VISA REGULATION
CHANGE IN VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE
In compliance with a directive from the Federal government of Nigeria, all visa applicants are hereby informed that with effect from 6th May 2019, visa applications will no longer be received in the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin (Neue Jakobstr. 4, 10179 Berlin). All submissions by applicants are to be made through our government authorized licensed agents, in line with global best practice.
NIGERIA VISA APPLICATION CENTER
Nigerian Government Service provider: Thebez Global Resources Limited / VFS
Regus Office: Potsdamer Platz 10 10785 Berlin
Website: http: www.thebezglobalresourcesltd.com/Nigeria/germany/
Tel: +49 30 40817 2623 (Monday-Friday, 10am -12.00 hrs)
*Please note that submission of Visa application is by appointment online.* Management
BOOST FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE EXPORTS FROM NIGERIA
betterECO GmbH has exported the first shipment of ginger from Nigeria to Germany. Other shipments expected will include turmetric and hibiscus. Gradually, betterECO is introducing large cooperatives in Nigeria to organic farming and will expand to export spices, nuts and oil seeds.
betterECO also plans an investment in processing plants in Nigeria.
BUSINESS & INVESTMENT INFORMATION
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