Further to an earlier restriction of International flights into Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA) has closed the two international airports in Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA) to all international flights.

In a statement to all Nigerian Operators flying into Nigeria, NCAA Director General/CEO Captain Musa S. Nuhu stated that the restriction which will last for a month, will come into effect from Monday, March 23.

Nuhu pointed out the restriction is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, and the Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa.

The restrictions – for Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt – kicked in Saturday, March 21.

Nuhu however explained that, emergency and essential flights are exempted from the restriction.

According to him, domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports, while all the airlines on emergency and essential flights are requested to submit passenger manifest to Port Health Authorities prior to arrival of flights.

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