Qatar, which is an Arabian country in southwest Asia, has outlawed Nigerian travellers, who do not have valid polio vaccination certificate from entering the country.
According to a statement by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), the Department of State Service (DSS) has drawn its attention to a report that Qatari authorities had resolved to ban all Nigerian citizens travelling to the country without valid certificate of vaccination against polio with effect from June 29.
The ban, according to the report was a precautionary measure to guide against the spread of the disease in that country.
“In view of the above, John Obinna Chukwu , FCT permanent secretary, wishes to intimate all stakeholders and intending travellers, particularly those resident in the FCT on the need to obtain duly signed and stamped yellow book on polio and other communicable diseases.”
“Chukwu reiterated that obtaining of this yellow book on polio and other communicable diseases is very necessary to avoid embarrassment at the port of entry into the country.”