The United Arab Emirates has extended its ban on Nigerian flights till March 20.
This statement was revealed by the Emirate’s public relations firm said customers from both Lagos and Abuja would not be accepted for travel prior to or including the date.
The statement read, “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 20 March 2021.
Till March 20, No Nigerian Flight Can Go To Dubai
“Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connecting through Dubai).”
However, the statement noted that Emirates flight from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue as scheduled.
It restated its commitment to resume passenger services from Lagos and Abuja to Dubai as soon as the conditions allow.
On February 5, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority barred the currier from Nigeria, alleging flouting the COVID-19 protocols and the introduction of rapid antigen test as a requirement for Dubai travellers against the negative PCR required by the Nigeria government.
This has degenerated into a situation with the UAE banning Nigeria flights for several weeks on end.