The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 says it will soon publish the passport numbers of 100 travellers who refused to undergo the mandatory COVID-19 test after returning to the country.
Travellers are mandated to run the test seven days after their arrival.
At its briefing on Thursday, Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the PTF, said the holders of the passports will be suspended from travelling for a minimum of six months for flouting obligation to test.
He added that visas of the foreigners who evade the mandatory test would be revoked.
Aliyu said the 100 affected persons have been contacted and they have confirmed that they failed to do the post-arrival test. He said only their passport numbers will be published, and not names, adding that punitive measures would be taken against others in the category of those who evaded COVID-19 test.
The coordinator said persons caught presenting fake negative COVID test results for travel would be punished.