The Dubai based airline, Emirates has extended Nigeria to Dubai flights from September 5 to 19 September 2021. Emirates in a statement announced that flights to and from Nigeria have been suspended until further notice.
Emirates in the same statement warn that passengers that have been or through Nigeria in the 14 days will not be allowed to Enter the United Arab Emirates.
Emirates’ flights to and from Nigeria will remain suspended until 19 September 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.
All passengers their flights were affected can contact the airline or their travel agent for further instruction on how to rebook or reschedule their flights.
Recall that that is not the first time Emirates has extended the flight resumption date for flights from Nigeria to Dubai. Emirates Nigeria to Dubai flight change started on 28 February 2021 when Emirates first announced the date of flight resumption.
Emirates Flights suspension from Nigeria to Dubai is connected to coronavirus issues between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.
According to a Facebook page, the Nigerian government said they do not have facilities for the required 4 hours rapid test Emirates Airlines require passengers to present before boarding a flight from Nigeria to Dubai.
It is still unclear what is stopping Emirates from resuming flights from Nigeria to Dubai. Emirates announced that they have removed the required 4 hours rapid test from the list of requirements for passengers travelling from Nigeria to Dubai.
The Africa leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines has resumed Abuja to Dubai flights for United Arab Emirates citizens and passengers with resident ID. Passengers are required to present a return permit, 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine certificate, 48 hours PCR test certificate and a 6 hours covid-19 rapid test before boarding.