- The international flights will resume on August 29
- Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, made the disclosure on Monday, August 17 via a tweet
- Nigeria shut its airspace to international travel on March 23, to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic
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The federal government has announced the reopening of Nigeria’s airspace for international travel on August 29.
Legit.ng reports that the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Monday, August 17, that the reopening procedure would mirror that of domestic flights where operations began with the Lagos and Abuja airports.
“Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 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,” he tweeted.
Recalls that Nigeria shut its airspace to international travel on March 23, to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Domestic flight operations began across the country on July 8 with the Lagos and Abuja airports while Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports reopened on July 11.
The national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, had on August 6, asked the aviation authorities and airline operators to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government asked aviation authorities and airline operators in the country to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.
It was reported the aviation authorities had in March restricted international flights as part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.
Aliyu the national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Thursday, August 6, said the aviation industry could begin the process of preparing the Nigerian airspace to receive international flights.
In a related report, the FG gave an update concerning the resumption of international flights in the country.
The chairman of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF), Boss Mustapha, made the clarifications on Monday, July 27, at the 53rd joint national briefing of the taskforce in Abuja.
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