Emirates announces new date for resumption of flight services to Nigeria

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Dubai’s flagship carrier, Emirates, has fixed December 5, 2021 for the resumption of flight operations between Dubai and Nigeria after several months of suspended operations.

Emirates had first in June 2021, announced a suspension of flights to and from Nigeria, barely two days after the airline had announced resumption of flights to Nigeria after weeks of suspension.

The UAE authorities had initially fixed June 23, 2021, for resumption of flights to Nigeria. Flights had been suspended in March over diplomatic row on COVID-19 protocol

The airline said it will operate to and from its Nigerian gateways with daily flights, providing travelers from Nigeria convenient access to Dubai – a popular holiday and business destination.

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The new move, it was learnt, is a sequel to the resolution of its row with Nigeria on suspension of flights.

In a statement, the carrier said throughout the pandemic it has been updating passengers with industry-leading health and safety measures at every point of the travel journey as well as helping communities reconnect faster in facilitating economic recovery.

The airline said it was also been working hard to provide up to date, comprehensive travel information to passengers as well as speeding up processes on the ground through digital verification for Covid-19 via the IATA Travel Pass, as well as touchless check-in and biometrics processing.

The carrier said Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound passengers arriving to Dubai, including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

The statement reads:” Travelers coming from Nigeria must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.