International flights, which were suspended in March by Nigerian authorities as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country, will resume on August 29.
As a result, all evacuation flights, which were introduced by the Federal Government in the wake of the ban on international flights will end on August 25.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced this at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s international airports have reached advanced stages of preparedness for the resumption of international flight operations.
Sirika further disclosed that, as with the resumption of domestic flights across the country, the international flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
Emphasis, he stated, will be placed on the observation of all the safety and technical guidelines as prescribed by global and health authorities which will be communicated in due course.
“I am pleased to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience,” he said.