UAE Reinstates Ban on Nigerian Flights Till Further Notice
The United Arab Emirate’s flag carrier, on Monday, June 21, reinstates its ban on flights from Nigeria less than 48 hours after announcing readiness to allow aircraft to and from the country.
The UAE authorities had initially fixed Wednesday, June 23, 2021, for resumption of flights to Nigeria but the airline said from Monday till further notice, customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel.
On its website, Emirates disclosed: “In line with government directives, passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) are suspended with effect from 21 June 2021 until further notice.
“Customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel. Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.
“We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking. Emirates remains committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming passenger services when conditions allow.”