Aviation

FG shuts down all airports to international flights, except emergency services from Monday

All Nigerian airports are from Monday March 23, 2020 closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights, this is sequel to  the restriction of entry for travelers from the following thirteen (13) countries and restrictions of international flights into only Lagos and Abuja.
This total closure is coming as the Federal Ministry of Health has announced 10 new cases of the COVID-19 Virus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to twenty-two(22).
The letter read, “Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday 23rd March at 2300Z to 23rd April at 2300Z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to all International flights.
“This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN), Akanu lbiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN) and Port-Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) effective Saturday 21 March at 2300Z.
“Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights.
“Domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports.
“All airlines are required to submit passenger manifest to Port Health Authorities prior to arrival of flights into Nigeria.

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