COVID-19: International Flight Operations To Resume In Nigeria August 29

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The Federal Government on Monday August 17 announced that international flights will resume on August 29, 2020, in Nigeria after being suspended as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Recall that the pandemic, which is ravaging the global community forced businesses across the globe to shut down and one of the worst hit sectors is the aviation industry because movements across countries were restricted.

As a result, all evacuation flights, which were introduced in the country in the wake of the ban on international flights occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic will end on August 25, 2020.

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who announced this at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s international airports have reached advanced stages of preparedness for the resumption of international flight operations.

He further disclosed that like it was done for the resumption of domestic flights across the country, the international flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Emphasis, he stated, will be placed on the observation of all the safety and technical guidelines as prescribed by global and health authorities which will be communicated in due course.

“I am pleased 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,” the minister said.

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