NCAA directs airlines to allow arriving passengers without QR codes to board

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suggested airways to permit passengers with out QR codes to board following difficulties a number of intending passengers are having with using the net platform for importing data.

QR codes (Fast Response codes), popularly referred to as 2D barcodes, are machine-scannable picture that may immediately be learn utilizing a smartphone digital camera. By scanning them through a smartphone, travellers can entry the knowledge encoded.

The net hitches have continued to make funds and printing of QR codes required for journey to Nigeria very tough for a number of passengers.

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In a letter dated September 8, 2020, signed by Musa Nuhu, director basic, NCAA notified airways “that the presentation of proof of cost receipt within the type of a QR code is really helpful for all passengers however not a compulsory requirement for boarding flights to Nigeria for now”.

“Airways are suggested to permit passengers with out a QR code to board as a short lived measure till extra on-going work to the cost platform is accomplished. Airways might be knowledgeable within the coming days of any adjustments on this requirement.

“Please be aware that presentation of damaging COVID-19 PCR check legitimate inside 96 hours of boarding stays obligatory for all passengers travelling to Nigeria. Airways should guarantee compliance with this requirement.

“Flying passengers that shouldn’t have damaging COVID-19 PCR exams to Nigeria will appeal to a penalty of $3,500 per passenger,” the letter stated.

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