The Nigerian minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said, international flights would resume on August 29.
Sirika said international flights would commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
The minister who made this known on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s international airports have Reached advanced stages of preparedness for the resumption of international flight operations.
According to Sirika, all evacuation flights which were introduced in the country in the wake of the ban on international flights occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, will end on 25th August 2020.
He said emphasis will be placed on the observation of all the safety and technical guidelines as prescribed by global and health authorities which will be communicated in due course.
In a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, James Odaudu, the minister said,
“I am pleased 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. Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience”, he said.