Federal Government Places Ban On European Flights Entering Nigeria

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Federal Government Places Ban On European Flights Entering Nigeria
FG announces ban on European Union flights

The federal government has revealed that would be banning incoming flights from the European nations, reciprocating the same gesture from them.

It had been announced in June 2020 by the European Union that Nigeria was among countries banned from flying into their nations as part of measures taken to curb the COVID-19 spread.

At the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force held on Thursday, August 20, 2020, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, revealed that the federal government would not allow airlines from the European Union to fly into Nigeria once international flights resume in the country on August 29, 2020.

Federal Government Places Ban On European Flights Entering Nigeria

Speaking via a representative, the minister said the decision was taken in the interest of Nigerians.

“On the list of countries (that are banned), we are working on the comprehensive list, but the main one that came up is when the EU opened their borders effective 1st July, Nigeria was among the list of 54 countries that were not allowed to enter the EU.

To my understanding, as the situation changes, they are going to look at the list and change it. But so far, we don’t have any contrary information to that first one that Nigeria is banned from going to the EU. So, as we open our airspace, we are going to apply the issue of reciprocity to those (EU) countries.”

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