The Federal Government on Thursday announced a new date for the full resumption of international flights in Nigeria.
The new date according to the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, who made the announcement at the 61st joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja is September 5th.
Nuhu said the country will go ahead with the implementation of the principle of reciprocity against some countries that are imposing stringent travelling conditions on Nigerian citizens on the bases of COVID-19 cases in the country.
“A comprehensive list of the affected countries will be released to the public alongside the COVID-19 protocols soon,” Nuhu said.
Nigeria has finally suspended all international flights into the country shortly after confirmed cases of coronavirus almost doubled on Saturday.
The Federal Government had in March shut down the two main airports in Abuja and Lagos as measures to stem the spread of the deadly virus Coronavirus.
FG had earlier fixed August 29 as a tentative date for the international flights resumption.