Flights from Nigeria remains suspended till August 15 — says Emirates Airline

The Emirates Airline, flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said that flights to and from Nigeria will remain suspended until August 15, 2021.
This disclosure came days after UAE said it would lift the ban on transit passenger flights from six countries, including Nigeria, effective August 5, 2021.
The UAE National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) also said that passengers would be able to transit through its airports from Thursday as long as they present negative PCR tests taken 72 hours before departure.
But in a travel update posted on its website, Emirates noted that passengers who had been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates’ flights bound for Dubai.
According to the update; “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”.
The management of the airline further posited that passengers whose flights have been cancelled or impacted by route suspensions due to Covid-19 restrictions need not call the airline immediately for re-booking.
“You can simply hold on to your Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with us, or your booking office to make new travel plans,” the management said.
Recall that in March 2021, scheduled flights between Nigeria and the UAE have been stopped following diplomatic row over Covid-19 protocol.

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