Flights from the European Union member countries will not be allowed into Nigeria as the nation reopens its airspace to international travel from August 29, 2020.
This action follows the EU’s earlier action which banned flights from Nigeria and Nigerians from entering its territory in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian government said henceforth it will only allow airlines from countries that allow Nigerian airlines into their territories to fly into and out of the country.
Speaking at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, said Nigeria’s position was informed by the ban placed by some countries on flights from Nigeria.
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Represented by the Musa Nuhu, director-general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Sirika contented that that the decision was taken in the interest of Nigerians.
He said, his ministry was working on a comprehensive list of countryies that can fly into the country and those tha can not.