The Federal Government has announced that Nigeria will resume international flight operations on August 29, 2020.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement in Abuja at the briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force on Monday, August 17, 2020.
Mr Sirika noted that: “However, what we have become used to – physical distancing, wearing of masks, washing of hands, temperature taking, etc will continue.”
He explained that the process for the resumption of international flights in the Country would be similar to that of the domestic flight resumption.
According to the Minister, the resumption will commence on Saturday, August 29, at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos State and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
He thanked Nigerians for their patience while the ban on international flights was enforced and gave an assurance that the protocols and procedures for resumption would be announced in due course.
Mr Sirika explained further that, “In the beginning, there will be four flights into Lagos and four flights into Abuja daily, we will give further details on that in due course”; adding that “it is the Task Force decision, not that of Aviation Ministry, under the leadership of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation who is the chairman of PTF.”