Nigeria: Govt Postpones Resumption of International Flights Till Sep 5

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27 August 2020

The Federal Government has shifted the resumption date for the international flights from August 29 to September 5.

August 29 was the initial date announced by aviation minister Hadi Sirika for international flights to resume after a four-month suspension due to Covid-19.

The ministry announced the new date in a tweet.

The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, also announced the new date at the 61st joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

He said the country is pushing ahead with the implementation of the principle of reciprocity against the nationals of some countries that are imposing stringent traveling conditions on Nigerian citizens on the bases of COVID-19 cases in the country.

"A comprehensive list of the affected countries will be released to the public alongside the COVID-19 protocols soon," Nuhu said.

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