BREAKING: Nigeria announces date for resumption of international flights


The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says international flights will resume on August 29, 2020.

 

Sirika said this in a tweet on Monday.

 

He tweeted, “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the August 29, 2020 beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption.

 

“Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.”

 

Meanwhile, the Asaba Airport on Monday recorded its first flight, four days after it was reopened by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, for meeting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control protocols on COVID-19 pandemic.

 

He said the airports will open in batches beginning with Lagos and Abuja.

 

President Muhammad Buhari had in March ordered the suspension of international flights to curb the influx of imported cases of the virus in the country.

 

While local flights were also suspended, they have resumed for about a month as the country joins the rest of the world to battle COVID-19.

 

Nigeria has recorded over 40,000 COVID-19 cases with less than a thousand deaths so far.

 

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