One of the United Arab Emirates Airlines, Emirates Airline, has announced a new date for Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) flights to Dubai. In a statement released by the airline, flights from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) have been moved from August 7, 2021, to August 15, 2021.
In the statement, the airline warned that passengers that have been to Nigeria to or through Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the United Arab Emirates.
All passengers affected by this cancellation are advised to contact the airline for further information or a refund. Passengers that booked through their agent are advised to contact the agent for further instructions.
Emirates’ flights to and from Nigeria will remain suspended until 15 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.
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Recall that emirates initially announced that flight operations will resume from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Uganda, Sri Lanka and Nepal to Dubai on August 5, 2021. Less than 24 hours after the announcement, Emirates Airlines removed Nigeria from the list of countries flights will resume to Dubai.
The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Tuesday announced passengers that are eligible to enter the United Arab Emirates from August 5, 2021. The eligible passengers are passengers with resident visas, medical personal, educational sectors workers, students and passengers receiving treatment in Dubai.