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FG Issues New Directive Ahead Of International Flights Resumption




Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday directed the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and airline operators to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.

The PTF National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, during a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja, said passengers would arrive three hours before scheduled flights when the country’s airspace finally opens for international operations.

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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 recommendation to the aviation industry to commence the process for opening international airport provided all existing international and local Covid-19 protocol are in place.

“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.”

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