The Federal Government has announced that international are expected to resume in a matter of weeks after more than four months of suspension due to the coronavirus.
This was revealed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Thursday the COVID-19 of the Presidential Task Force.
While not giving a specific date, the minister stated that he would like flights to resume as soon as possible, saying thousands of jobs had already been lost due to the pandemic.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, and other agencies, as well as airlines, should commence the process for the resumption of international flights.
He 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 recommendations to the aviation industry to commence the process for reopening international airports provided all existing international and local Covid-19 protocol are in place.
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“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.”