International flights to resume August 29

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The Federal Government says it will reopen the nation’s airspace for international travel on August 29

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The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced this via his verified twitter handle

“Glad 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,” he tweeted.

“Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience.”

Domestic flight operations began across the country on July 8 with the Lagos and Abuja airports while Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports reopened on July 11.

On August 6, Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19, asked the aviation authorities and airline operators to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.

As part of intending procedures for international flight resumption, Aliyu had said passengers would have to arrive at the airport three hours before takeoff to give them ample time to go through necessary checks.

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