Finally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) biggest carrier, Emirates Airlines on Thursday said it will restore flight operations into Nigeria and Dubai as from December 5, 2021.
Acccording to the Airlines, it will operate to and from its Nigerian gateways with daily flights, providing travellers from Nigeria convenient access to Dubai – a popular holiday and business destination.
“Travellers coming from Nigeria must hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
“Additionally, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has specified designated laboratories for passengers departing Nigeria and travellers must obtain their certificate from one of the labs listed here to be accepted on the flight.
“Travellers coming from Nigeria will also need to take another Covid-19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International Airport.
The restoration of flight operation by the UAE carrier was in consonance with the recent announcement by the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika that Nigeria has lifted the suspension placed on flight between the tow countries in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19.
The carrier said throughout the pandemic it has been updating passengers with industry-leading health and safety measures at every point of the travel journey as well as helping communities reconnect faster in facilitating economic recovery.
The airline said it also being working hard to provide up to date, comprehensive travel information to passengers as well as speeding up processes on the ground through digital verification for Covid-19 via the IATA Travel Pass, as well as touchless check-in and biometrics processing.