COVID -19: NCAA, airlines to commence process for resumption of international flights

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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID -19 has asked the‎ Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the airlines to commence the process for the restart of international flights in the country.

The Federal Government had suspended domestic and international flights ‎as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.

Domestic flights have resumed, following the gradual easing of the lockdown occasioned by the pandemic. ‎‎

PTF National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, gave indications that international flights would very soon resume in the country.

Noting that the NCAA and the airlines have been instructed to work out modalities for resumption of international flights, Aliyu said passengers would arrive three hours before flights when the country’s airspace finally opens for international operations.

The PTF National Coordinator said, “Specific to air transportation, as you are aware, domestic flights have already resumed, the railway sector has also restarted.

“For international travel, we have made recommendation to the aviation industry to commence the process for opening international airport provided all existing international and local Covid-19 protocol are in place.

“We have modified the protocol for passenger arrivals at the airports.

“Domestic passengers arriving at the airports are advised to arrive one hour before their flights and three hours before international flights when this restarts.”‎

 

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