Emirates Bans Nigeria Flights Indefinitely


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…Extends South Africa Route Suspension Posted by justices                       Emirates airlines has said passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) are suspended with effect from June 21, 2021 until further notice.
The Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE)-based airline said that its customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel, and those who have been to, or connected through, Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be 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 also stated.
In the same vein
Emirates also said that flights from South Africa will remain suspended until July 6, in line with government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa, into the UAE.

Daily passenger flights to Johannesburg will operate as EK763, but outbound passenger services on EK 764 remain suspended. Customers who have been to or connected through South Africa in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai.
It can be recalled that the airline had on Saturday announced that it would be resuming flight operations in Nigeria from June 23, 2021.

Dubai which had refused to welcome passengers without a pre-boarding rapid diagnostic test (RTD’s) on Saturday announced a new travel protocol now accepting to carry Nigerian passengers who present negative PCR test results taken within 48 hours before departure.

In Dubai’s official Instagram page on Saturday, the Dubai authorities announced its latest travel protocol stating that as part of easing inbound travel restrictions, Dubai’s supreme court Committee of crisis and disaster management has introduced new entry protocols for passengers effective from 23 June, 2021.
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