Africa’s most populous country Nigeria, will resume international flights from 29 August 2020.
Nigerian Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika announced this development through his Twitter feed, “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.”
International flights were suspended on the 23rd of March in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. During this period only passenger repatriation flights were conducted to and from Nigeria. Repatriation flights will cease on the 25th of August paving way to the resumption of international flights.
Upon resumption, a number of health measures will be implemented and these include a pre-Covid19 negative test result. “Passengers must take a COVID-19 test wherever they’re coming from very close to departure dates,” Sirika said.
The resumption will start with Nigeria’s major airports of Abuja and Lagos on a trial run and other airports will be included in due course.
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