FG place embargo on Air France, KLM, others as Int’l air travels set to reopen
Following the earlier announcement by the Federal Government to reopen international airports on September 5, some international flights such as KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Ethihad airlines, Air Rwanda, Air Namibia among others have been restricted entry into Nigeria.
Speaking at the international wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said the country will implement the principle of reciprocity to all countries that have banned flights from Nigeria.
Recall that Some of the countries which have already banned flights from Nigeria are in the European Union (EU) as the EU included Nigeria on the banned countries on the first of July when they opened their airspace.
Speaking further, Sirika stated that all aviation preparations and COVID-19 protocols have been perfected and the airport set for reopening.
The Minister further listed names of airlines that have been granted passage to be British Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Quarter, Middle East, Turkish, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic among others, adding that the airlines were allowed to fly with appropriate COVID-19 protocols.
However, intending passengers are mandated to register online, pay the COVID-19 test fee and upload the negative result not older than 72 hours before boarding.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News