Nigeria Reopens Airports For International Flights August 29

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika on Monday said the resumption of international flights would begin with the megacity of Lagos and the capital, Abuja on 29 August, 2020.

“Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course,” he wrote earlier on Twitter.

At a briefing in Abuja, he said four flights would begin landing daily in Lagos and four in Abuja.

It would be recalled that Nigeria resumed domestic flights on July 8, and Sirika said there had been no confirmed coronavirus transmissions on flights.

Home to some 200 million people, Africa’s most populous country has registered 49,068 confirmed coronavirus cases and 975 related deaths. Some 36,500 people have recovered so far.

Nigeria’s airports have been shut down since March 23 to all but essential international flights as part of the country’s efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.


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