Flights between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), may resume, according to the federal government.
In March, recall flights between the two countries were suspended due to issues with the COVID-19 protocol.
Mukhtar Muhammad, the national incident manager of the presidential steering committee on COVID-19, said both countries had agreed on the new travel guidelines and conditions imposed by the UAE government at a media briefing on Monday.
He went on to say that, in order to maintain harmony, the federal government has agreed to the COVID-19 testing requirement enforced by the UAE government in March 2021.
He said there had been extensive deliberation between the federal government and the UAE on the resumption of Emirates Airline flights to Nigeria.
“They have met some of our requirements, and we are just waiting for one confirmation,” NAN quoted Muhammad as saying.
FG announces possible resumption of flights to UAE Also speaking at the briefing, Musa Nuhu, director-general of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said Emirates Airline would soon resume its flight operations in and out of Nigeria.
Nuhu said that there were still ongoing discussions with the airline.