FG puts out notices, gets ready to evacuate Nigerians in US amid Covid-19
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FG puts out notices, gets ready to evacuate Nigerians in US amid Covid-19

- Nigerians stranded in the US can join flights organised by the Nigerian federal government back home on Friday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 28

- The flight fees for a one-way ticket were pegged at $1,250 (N485,112.50) for economy class and $2,800 (N1,086,652) for business class respectively

- Among other precautionary steps, before anyone is considered for the flights, they must have a negative result not older than two weeks from the departure date

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The federal government through Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has put out 3rd and 4th evacuation notices for stranded Nigerians in the US.

According to the notices, the 3rd evacuation will happen on Friday, July 17, with a due arrival date of Saturday, July 18, while the 4th one will happen on Tuesday, July 28, with the expected arrival of Wednesday, July 29.

To that end, interested Nigerians who want to leave America will have to purchase a one-way ticket at the price of $1,250 (N485,112.50) for economy class and $2,800 (N1,086,652) for business class.

The government, therefore, directed that they must present a negative test result of coronavirus that is not older than 14 days from the time of departure and temperature will be checked hours before they are airlifted.

While onboard, all evacuees are to be on face masks and have their hand sanitizers in place which they will use at intervals during the flight.

When they arrive in Nigeria, they are to follow all health screening and protocols as directed by medical officials.

See the commission's notices below:

These pictures showing evacuated Nigerians and an airborne plane are for illustrative purposes only. Photo sources: The Nation/Guardian

These pictures showing evacuated Nigerians and an airborne plane are for illustrative purposes only. Photo sources: The Nation/Guardian
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the head NIDCOM, gave an update about the Nigerian travellers stranded in Kenya and Uganda.

On her Twitter page on Wednesday, July 1, she said that the Nigerians were flown by Air Peace as she welcomed them home.

Also, the Nigerian government confirmed the evacuation of 362 citizens stranded in the northern African country of Egypt and India.

The confirmation was made late on Friday, June 12, by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

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The minister posted the information on his verified Twitter handle. In the breakdown, he said 102 Nigerians were brought back home from Egypt and another 260 from India.

In the same vein, Nigerian evacuees from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, arrived in Abuja as the federal government intensifies efforts to bring back stranded nationals amid COVID-19.

The disclosure was made by Abike Dabiri. It should be noted that as the deadly coronavirus cases increase globally, Nigerians abroad have been indicating interest to return to the country and the federal government has been responding to their request.

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