The Federal Government on Monday said it would ban citizens from some countries from entering Nigeria in order to ensure safety at the airports amidst the ravaging coronavirus disease.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this was another reason why government had not approved the re-commencement of commercial international flights into and out of Nigeria.
He said this while speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
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Sirika said, “On the question about when we are beginning international travels, certainly you are very aware that so many countries had placed ban on countries that we cannot go even from Nigeria.
“Also Nigeria, of course, will place ban on other countries that cannot come in here, because everyone is trying to keep safe.”
“These and many other reasons will make us to be cautious, to study some more and to liaise with all the stakeholders and decide when we will open for international flights.”