- The Consular-General in South Africa has said that Nigerians wishing to be evacuated back home will have to pay $840 (N325,920)
- According to a notice by the mission house, interested people must send an email on time and not later than Thursday, June 4
- Their coronavirus which must be self-funded has to be done five days before the date of their flight from South Africa
In a notice obtained by Nigerian Tribune, Nigerians living in South Africa who want to come home despite the restriction on air travel will have to pay a sum of $840 (N325,920) to board a chartered flight.
According to the newspaper, the latest development was made known by the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, June 3.
It should be noted that the date for possible evacuation from the foreign country has not been made known. However, interested Nigerians are expected to send in confirmation mail to the embassy latest on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
“Economy is $840, Business class is $1,350. Child fare is the same as adult fare. Infants under two years of age fly free. Prevailing parallel market USD/NGN rate will be used,” the notice by the High Commission said.
The notice also asked Nigerians to register on time as a condition to be considered for the flight. Also, they would have to pay for the Covid-19 test in South Africa before they leave.
The test would also have to be done five days before the slated date for the evacuation process.
Should any of the prospective evacuees tests positive, they would not be airlifted. Before boarding the flight, those considered will have to have one surgical face mask and hand sanitizer that have to use during flight, at meal time, and arrival.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York has said that the evacuation of nationals stranded in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic is set to begin on Sunday, May 10.
This was disclosed in a notice signed on Sunday, May 3, by Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul-General on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the U.S.
It was gathered that not less than 700 Nigerians have registered for evacuation with the missions in the U.S.
From the notice, it was stated that the evacuation will be done in batches and the first group of 270 evacuees would be transported through an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 509 to Abuja.
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