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FG announces possible resumption of flights to UAE

The federal government has announced the possible resumption of flights between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

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Recall flights between both countries were suspended in March over issues relating to COVID-19 protocol.

 

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Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Mukhtar Muhammad, the national incident manager of the presidential steering committee on COVID-19, said that both countries have agreed on the reviewed travel guidelines and conditions imposed by the UAE government.

 

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He went on to explain that the federal government has succumbed to the COVID-19 testing requirement earlier imposed by the UAE government in March 2021 to maintain harmony.

 

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On the resumption of Emirates Airline’s flights to Nigeria, he said there had been extensive deliberation on the matter between federal govt and the UAE.

 

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“They have met some of our requirements, and we are just waiting for one confirmation,” NAN quoted Muhammad as saying.

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Also speaking at the briefing, Musa Nuhu, director-general of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said Emirates Airline would soon resume its flight operations in and out of Nigeria.

 

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Nuhu said that there were still ongoing discussions with the airline. 

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