Emirates airline has said that flights from Nigeria to the United Arab Emirates will remain suspended until March 20, in line with government directives halting the entry of travellers from these two countries in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The entry restrictions for passengers originating from or transiting through both these countries were earlier in force till March 10.
In line with government directives, the airline said passenger services from Lagos and Abuja to Dubai are also temporarily suspended until March 20.
“Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE, whether terminating their journey in or connecting through Dubai,” the airline said.
“Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue to operate as per the normal schedule,” it added.
Expressing regret for the inconvenience caused, the airline said affected customers should contact their booking agents or Emirates call centres for rebooking.
Meanwhile, flydubai is yet to make any announcement about an extension of the restrictions for its passengers travelling from Nigeria. All direct and indirect flights from Nigeria are suspended until March 12, as per the previous announcement on the airline’s website.
“Passengers are not allowed to enter Dubai if they have visited or transited through Nigeria in the previous 14 days. This does not apply to UAE citizens and outbound passengers travelling to Nigeria,” stated flydubai. “Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through South Africa are not allowed to enter or transit through the UAE,” it added.Follow us on social media