Emirates backtracks on resumption of Nigeria-Dubai flights

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Emirates Airlines has postponed indefinitely the resumption of flights between the UAE and Nigeria.

In announcement by the UAE embassy on 19 June, the airline had slated resumption of flights for 23 June, under new COVID-19 rules.

But in a notice sent on Monday to those who had booked its flights, Emirates said it is suspending passenger flights to and from Abuja and Lagos indefinitely. It blamed Nigerian government’s directives for the postponement.

“Customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel. Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.

“We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking.

“Emirates remains committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming passenger services when conditions allow,” the airline said.