Emirates Airlines barred from operating in Nigeria

Emirates Airlines barred from operating in Nigeria


The Nigerian government has been barred Emirates Airlines from operating in the Country.


The airline has now joined the category of international flights that have been listed from landing in Nigeria as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in the Country.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika who confirmed this via his Twitter handle on Friday, said that the decision was taken following a meeting between the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and European Unions (EU).

The ban, according to him, would take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020.

“The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban.

“The meeting progressed well. Emirates Airlines’s situation was reviewed and they are consequently included in the list of those not approved, with effect from Monday the 21st September 2020,” Sirika tweeted.

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