Nigeria is set to reopen for international flights in the coming weeks, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika has said.
Addressing local media during the Presidential Task Force on the Coronavirus in Abuja, Minister Sirika said, “We will open as soon as all of us are happy to open. And it will be in weeks rather than in months.”
Nigerian airports have been closed for commercial international scheduled flights since March this year due to the Coronavirus. Airports reopened in July for domestic travel under new strict health guidelines.
Dr. Sani Aliyu a member of the PTF said international passengers would be required to arrive three hours before departure of the flights when the country’s airspace finally reopens. “We have modified the protocol for passenger arrivals at the airports. Domestic passengers arriving at the airports are advised to arrive one hour before their flights and three hours before international flights – when this restarts.”
Nigerian airlines have resumed domestic flights over the past month with some performing repatriation flights during the lockdown period.
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