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8/21/2020

Nigeria To Enforce Reciprocity On Travel Ban - FG


Nigeria to enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations in the country as it opens its airspace.

The Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika on Thursday disclosed at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) held in Abuja that only airlines from countries that allow flights from Nigeria will be allowed to fly into and out of the country.

Sirika said,

" The country’s position is informed by the ban placed by some countries on flights from Nigeria, and that Nigeria’s decision was taken in the interest of its citizens."

The Minister who was represented by the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, also revealed that airlines will be informed on arrangements put in place to ensure that resumption of flights will be hitch-free.

Expressing gratitude to the airlines, Aviation workers, travellers and all stakeholders for their patience and understanding and urged all hands to be on deck in ensuring a successful and efficient resumption of international flight operations.


He said,

" For now, only a few flights per day will be permitted as a test run for the the protocols put in place to ensure a safe return to international operations. The protocols, according to him, would be made public in due course."

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