Emirates has suspended flights from Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria to Dubai until 28th February 2021. However, flights from Dubai to Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria will still operate as scheduled by the airline.
A recent statement ascribed to Emirates spokesperson made available to Nigerianflightdeck read, “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 28 February 2021.
“Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel before or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connecting through Dubai.
“Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue to operate as per the normal schedule. We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking. Emirates remain committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming passenger services to Dubai for our customers when conditions allow.”
Recently, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was directed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 to ban all Emirates Airline for 72 hours because of the pre-departure Rapid Antigen Test (RDT) passengers must present before boarding Emirates flight.
The ban on Emirates was lifted with immediate effect after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government stopped the pre-departure Rapid Antigen Test (RDT).
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