Nigeria Resumes Flights Home for Citizens Stranded by COVID-19

The government has restarted the evacuation process for Nigerian citizens stuck overseas due to the COVID-19 outbreak, following the implementation of the new policy which is applicable to all citizens arriving at either Murtula Muhammed Airport International Airport in Lagos or Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the only two airports assigned for such flights. Evacuations were temporarily suspended to allow for the implementation of the policy. Nigeria has already airlifted hundreds of its citizens from among others, the UK, U.S. and Saudi Arabia. With the new protocol, 1,000 citizens will be evacuated per week, to clear the 4,000 backlog in the next 4 weeks.

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria in 2019.


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