Good news to all international travelers, the Nigeria international flights have finally started operations. The Nigeria International flight operations were suspended due to Coronavirus that spread all over the world.
All passengers traveling from Nigeria are required to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a government-approved laboratory to be allowed on the flight.
All passengers coming to Nigeria must carry a COVID-19 negative certificate result not older than 72 hours before boarding.
All passengers must register online, pay for the COVID-19 test fee, and upload the COVID-19 negative result not older than 5 days before the departure date.
Below is the Nigeria government-approved laboratory where all travelers are expected to carry out the COVID-19 test. Pls, note that the Coronavirus test is not free of charge. You can check the Nigeria International Travel Portal for more information.
PCR based COVID-19 test.
COVID-19 Test certificates must be issued within 96 hours of departure.
Tests must be carried out in any of the approved laboratories listed below.
Approved Laboratories within the Network of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
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The Nigeria federal government has moved the resumption of international flights which was supposed to resume on the 29th of August 2020 to September 5th, 2020.
The federal ministry of aviation made this announcement on the 27th of August 2020 via its official handle @fmaviationg. The ministry apologized to the general public over the proponent of the international flights.
Breaking: Regret to announce that the international flight resumption earlier scheduled to resume on 29th August has been shifted to 5th September 2020.
The Personal Assistant on New Media to President, Muhammadu Buhari, also confirmed the shift of international flights date via his verified twitter handle.
The resumption of international flights has now been shifted to September 5th, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced today during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
The Nigerian Civil aviation authority has suspended the domestic flight’s operation resumption date. The Presidential Taskforce committee on Covid19 had earlier announced June 21 as the tentative date for domestic flights resumption.
Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) stated that they are still working on setting up a safe, secure and organized space for flights to resume.
BREAKING | NCAA @NigerianCAA: June 21 is not a feasible date to resume domestic air operations in Nigeria. We will not approve the resumption of flight operations until we confirm we are able to start in a safe, secure, organized and efficient manner.
DG NCAA: We will only give the go-ahead for the resumption of domestic flights when we are ready. By the middle of next week, we hope to submit a report through the Minister of Aviation to #PTFCOVID19, advising on a possible date for resumption.
Some of the domestic airlines like Dana and Air Azman have announced schedule and flights fare in response to the resumption date.
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Azman Air has announced that they are set to resume Flight Operations to four states in Nigeria. This is coming after the Presidential taskforce committee on Coronavirus (Covid19) gave the Nigeria Aviation industry green light to resume domestic flights operation in Nigeria.
The presidential task force committee announced June 21 as the date for flight resumption in Nigeria. In response to that, Azman Joined Dana Air to announce flights schedule and Flight fare.
The 4 states Azman Air will resume flights operations are Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Owerri. Other states will join soon.
“This is to inform the General Public that @AzmanAir Flight Schedule is Now Available starting from # June 21st Our Operations will only cover #Lagos, #Abuja, #Kano and #Owerri Get affordable seats now #AzmanAirIsReady #LetsFlyAzmanAir”
Azman Air also admonished all passengers to adhere to all the preventive measures put in place by the aviation authority as this will help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
“Plans is ongoing to resume Flight Operations on # June 21st and it is imperative for All Intending Passengers to kindly take note of all the regulations in place to curb the spread of #COVID19 Book ahead now to enjoy the lowest fares.
Responding to a Twitter user question on social distancing and seating arrangement inside the plane, Azman Air said they are waiting for the Avaition authority guidelines and instructions.
“We are still working with the Authorities to devise a feasible seat plan. We will have the details before the Flight resumes.”
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Ahead of Domestic flight resumption in Nigeria, one of the leading airlines, Dana Air has release flights schedules and fare to travellers.
Dana Air is the First Airline in Nigeria to Release Flight Schedule & Fares.
Dana Air Economy and Business Class Fare.
The cheapest economy as at the time of publishing is starting from N34,500 (one Way) for all the routes (Abuja, Lagos, Portharcourt and Owerri) while Business Class is N111,600 for (one Way) for all the routes (Abuja, Lagos, Portharcourt and Owerri).
The return flight is also the same amount. I.e 34,500 for economy and 111,600 for business class.
As part of the Nigeria government effort to ease the lockdown and reopen the business, the government has announced the reopening of domestic flights in Nigeria.
Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed this plans on Monday during their daily press briefing.
Nigeria government locked down the country in other to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
According to the report, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 requested the Aviation Industry to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21. The interstate travels remain closed.
The domestic commercial flights in Nigeria are:
Air Piece Arik Air Dana air Ibom Air Azman Air Aero Contractors Max Air Medview airlines.
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In response to the current quagmire of challenges facing the Tourism Industry in Africa caused by the Covid19 pandemic, Tourism Business Success (TBS) Int’l on April 16th, 2020 launched a series of ‘Aviation, Tourism & Hospitality Post-Covid19 Recovery Webinars’ where we’ve been talking to series of industry experts on Post-covid19 aviation, tourism and hospitality industry recovery plans for Nigeria and Africa in general.
Consequently, the 7th edition of this webinar tagged “AFRICA Day Aviation, Tourism & Hospitality Post-Covid19 Recovery Webinar – Focus on African Governments, SAATM & Visa Policies” was planned to commemorate Africa Day and held this week, Thursday, May 29, 2020.
This Africa Day Webinar was aimed and actually did bring together travel agencies, tour operators, tourism boards, DMCs, DMOs, as well as aviation, airlines, travel, tourism and hospitality professionals and stakeholders all across Africa to discuss the role of collaboration, communication and coordination among African Governments in lifting travel restrictions, relaxing visa policies, implementing SAATM and championing the recovery process for Africa Tourism Post-Covid19.
Didier Bayeye, Africa Tourism Expert and Chief Moderator for the TBS Webinar emphasized at the beginning of the call that the aim of the webinar is not to repeat and whine over the challenges facing tourism in Africa but rather, to discuss practical solutions and strategies to reposition and capitalize on the unlimited benefits of tourism for Africa post-covi19.
If In his remarks, Mohammed Hersi, President, Kenya Tourism Board, reiterated that, Africa needs to decide and commit to visit and explore Africa. “We need to make it easy for Africans to visit Africa in removing travel restrictions, and implementing the Yamoussoukro treaty which was signed in 1999 and ratified in 2018, so that we have better air connectivity within Africa. If only five (5) per cent of the population of Africa decides that to travel within Africa, we will see the numbers go up drastically”, he said.
The webinar had all of Africa on the panel converged, with Mr Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Mauritius, representing the African Islands; Mr Mohamed Hersi, President, Kenya Tourism Federation, Kenya, representing East Africa; Mr Folorunsho Coker, DG, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation and Dr Ageiyman, CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority, GTA, Ghana, both representing West Africa, while, Mr Sam Mayaka, Special Adviser to the Minister of Tourism, stood in for Honorable Minister of Tourism, Mr Yves Bankulu Zola, of Democratic Republic, Congo, representing Central Africa, and also, Mr Septi Bukula, Director of Tourism SME South Africa stood in for Mr Sisa Ntshona, CEO, South Africa Tourism, representing Southern Africa.
In his own remarks, Mr Septi Bukula lamented that even before Covid19, domestic tourism was declining in Africa, and largely because South Africa tourism is built mainly on International tourism. “I think covid19 is a wake-up or clarion call for the local industry players in South Africa to activate domestic tourism. We have a massive and significant internal market that we need to come up with strategies to activate”, he said. He continued to opine that the very developed retail shopping sector in South Africa need to be awakened to the tourism opportunities for shopping trips to South Africa to boost domestic tourism.
On the flip side, Mr Arvind Bundhun, it will be difficult for Mauritius to focus on domestic tourism owing to the size of the small island nation, however, he believes that Africa needs to become more accessible to capitalize on its tourism. The day Africa becomes accessible, the world will hold no secrets, we will become globally competitive, and I believe within Africa, we can develop this strategy.
On the salient issue of restriction and cumbersome visa policies, majority of the panel believes every African country should become Visa Free for all Africans, while according to the Mr Folorunsho Coker of Nigeria, he is opined against the visa-free policy, but would rather favour Visa on Arrivals, just as the case is currently for Nigeria. Most importantly, all panel members believe their respective countries, as well as Africa, is ready to re-open for tourism.
The webinar ended after 2 hours and 26 minutes of intense deliberations coupled with very insightful questions from participants which spanned both the Zoom Webinar and YouTube, as the webinar was streamed live on the TBS International YouTube Channel).
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