Covid-19: International Flights to resume in Nigeria August 29

Federal Government has announced that international flights are to resume from August 29.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announcing this in a tweet on Monday, August 17 adding that the flights would resume in Lagos and Abuja airports, just like the resumption of domestic flight.

His tweet reads;

Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.

Nigeria shut its airspace to international travel on March 23, 2020, to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Domestic flight operations began across the country on July 8 with the Lagos and Abuja airports while Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports reopened on July 11.

On August 6, Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19, asked the aviation authorities and airline operators to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.

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