The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has again announced the indefinite suspension of flights from Nigeria to Dubai.
This is coming barely 48 hours after the UAE announced that it has finally lifted the ban on travels between Dubai and Nigeria.
Dubai had earlier placed a ban on travelers from Nigeria, South Africa based on breach of Covid-19 protocols.
UAE in a message from the Dubai Media Office announced that passengers from Nigeria are expected to “provide a negative result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure”.
Though UAE authorities had initially fixed Wednesday, June 23, 2021, for resumption of flights to Nigeria, Emirates which is UAE flag carrier has again announced indefinite suspension of flights to Nigeria.
A statement shared on the airline’s website read;
“In line with government directives, passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) are suspended with effect from 21 June 2021 until further notice.
Customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel. Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not 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.”