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COVID-19: FG considers October as resumption for international flights

The Federal Government of Nigeria may reopen its airports for international flights in or before October, following long time closure as a result of the corona virus pandemic across the globe.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said on his verified Twitter account that the government is yet to name the date for the reopening of international air flights “but this may come earlier than October.”

The minister assured that international flights would restart in the country despite the ban placed on Nigeria by Europe and the United Arab Emirates.

He added that the date for the resumption would be announced after consultation with necessary stakeholders including the ministries of health and foreign affairs and the Presidential Task Force on corona virus.

“International Flight resumption date is not October. NAMA just issued a routine 90-day Notices to Airmen. In liaison with Health, Foreign Affairs, and PTF COVID-19, we will announce the agreed date, regardless of the ban by Europe, UAE, etc. may be earlier than October,” he tweeted.