The United Arab Emirates flagship, Emirates Airlines has extended the flight from Nigeria airports (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubia until 28 August 2021. Initially, Emirates Airlines announced August 20, 2021, as the flights’ resumption date.
Emirates’ flights to and from Nigeria will remain suspended until 28 August 2021. Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai. Affected flight bookings have been cancelled.
Recall that this is not the first time Emirates Airlines is changing Nigeria to Dubai flight travel date. In the previous announcements, Emirates always cite government directives as to the reason for the flight suspension or extension.
Emirates still maintain that passengers that have been to or through Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the United Arab Emirates. Passengers in this category are expected to stay out of Nigeria for at least 14 days before boarding a plane from that country to the United Arab Emirates.
Ethiopian Airlines on the other hand has resumed Abuja, Nigeria to Dubai. The Ethiopian airline flight is only for United Arab Emirates citizens and passengers with resident ID.
Aside from that, passengers are expected to have a permit that will allow them to enter any of the UAE cities. Passengers must have taken the two doses of the covid-19 vaccines.
Passengers will also present a covid-19 test certificate. 48-hours before departure, passengers will conduct a PCR test and another 6 hours before flight at the airport. The passenger should arrive early at the airport for the 6 hours covid-19 test.