In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, August, 2020

Drama As FG Reciprocates, Bans EU Flights From Getting into Nigeria

Drama As FG Reciprocates, Bans EU Flights From Entering Nigeria


Drama As FG Reciprocates, Bans EU Flights From Getting into Nigeria

Nigeria will implement the precept of reciprocity in granting permission to airways to renew operations into the nation because it opens its airspace, the Federal Authorities stated on Thursday

As a part of measures to include the unfold of the Coronavirus in its area, the European Union in June this yr launched an announcement itemizing some international locations which can be banned from flying into any of the international locations within the area, and Nigeria was included.

On the day by day briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Thursday, August 20, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, introduced that the Federal authorities will likely be reciprocating the EU’s choice. Airways from the European Union wouldn’t be allowed to fly into Nigeria as soon as the Worldwide flights resume operations in Nigeria on Saturday, August 29.

The minister, who was represented by the Director-Basic, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, argued that the choice was taken within the curiosity of Nigerians.

 “On the checklist of nations (which can be banned), we’re engaged on the excellent checklist, however the principle one which got here up is when the EU opened their borders efficient 1st July, Nigeria was among the many checklist of 54 international locations that weren’t allowed to enter the EU.

 To my understanding, because the state of affairs adjustments, they will take a look at the checklist and alter it. However to date, we don’t have any opposite info to that first one which Nigeria is banned from going to the EU. So, as we open our airspace, we’re going to apply the problem of reciprocity to these (EU) international locations.” he stated.

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The Minister introduced that as Worldwide flights resume operations, inbound worldwide passengers can be restricted to 1,280.

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