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FG announces the possible resumption of flights to the United Arab Emirates

The Presidential Steering Committee’s National Incident Officer on COVID-19 said both countries have agreed on revised travel guidelines and conditions imposed by the UAE government.

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

Booster flights between the two countries were suspended in March due to issues related to the COVID-19 protocol.

Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Mukhtar Muhammad, the Presidential Steering Committee’s National Incident Officer on COVID-19, said both countries have agreed on revised travel guidelines and conditions imposed by the UAE government. .

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

On the resumption of Emirates Airline flights to Nigeria, he said there have been extensive discussions on the matter between the federal government and the UAE.“They have met some of our requirements and we are just waiting for confirmation,NAN quoted Muhammad as saying.

Also speaking at the briefing, Musa Nuhu, general manager of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said Emirates Airline will soon resume its flight operations to and from Nigeria.

Nuhu said there are still ongoing discussions with the airline.

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