FG Announces Date For International Flight Resumption
The Federal Government of Nigeria has said it has fully lifted the ban on flights as international flights begin this August 29.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement on Monday 17th August in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
“We are very glad today to announce that international flights will resume from August 29, 2020,” he said.
He explained that the continued enforcement of lockdown on an international flight was not a decision by the Aviation Ministry but a decision by the Presidential Task Force PTF.
He further explained that the process for the resumption of international flights would be similar to that of the current processes used in domestic flights.
In His Words:
“However, what we have become used to – physical distancing, wearing of masks, washing of hands, temperature taking, etc will continue.”
“Just like we did with the domestic (flight resumption), it will start with Lagos and Abuja. The protocols, procedures, and processes, will be announced in due course” he said.
He further thanked Nigerians for their patience while the ban on international flights was enforced.