Emirate Airline Announces Flight Resumption as UAE Lifts Travel Ban On Nigeria.
Emirates Airline had on February 1 directed that Nigerian travellers at the Lagos and Abuja airports must conduct rapid COVID-19 tests before departure. This directive made the Nigerian Government to impose a ban on Emirates flights into Nigeria.
The ban was said to have been lifted after the airline agreed to stop the rapid antigen tests.The ban on Emirates was then reinforced on March 15 after the airline faulted on the agreement.
Meanwhile, a statement from the UAE Media Office said passengers from Nigeria are expected to have received a negative result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.
Passengers are also expected to present a negative PCR test certificate with a QR code from laboratories approved by the Nigerian government, while also undergoing same test upon arrival at the Dubai airport.
Read Emirates Airline’s statement below –
We welcome the latest protocols and measures announced by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to allow the safe resumption of passenger travel from South Africa, Nigeria and India to Dubai.
We look forward to facilitating travel from these countries and supporting various travelers’ categories. We will resume carrying passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India in accordance with these protocols from 23rd June.
‘We thank the Supreme Committee for their continuous efforts in monitoring the development of the situation and announcing the appropriate guidelines and protocols to protect the community and safeguard travel sector,’ the airline said.