The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the resumption of international flights with effect from August 29, 2020.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, made this known in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Monday, August 17.
He took to the micro blogging platform and wrote;
“Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020.
“Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption.
“Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.”
Charming Magazine recalls that Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, PTF-COVID-19, had provided an update on the resumption of international flight.
However, there were reports that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had selected Oct. 15, as the resumption date for international flights.
Reacting, the Minister said that the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), only issued a routine 90-day notice to airmen (NOTAM).
According to him, “international flight resumption date is not October. NAMA just issued a routine 90-day notice to airmen (NOTAM).
“In liaison with the Health, Foreign Affairs & PTF COVID-19 (groups), we will announce the agreed date, regardless of the ban by Europe and UAE, maybe earlier than October,” Sirika said.