Following the Ban by EU on Nigerian flights to be stopped from entering any European Country, Nigeria has reciprocated that Ban
Recall that few days ago the FG announced that they will reciprocate the ban any country places on Nigeria
And therefore true to their words, no EU flights are permittd to land on the shores of Nigeria
Meanwhile At the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Thursday, August 20,
the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced that the Federal government will be reciprocating the EU’s decision.
Airlines from the EU would not be allowd to fly into Nigeria
once the International flights resume operations in Nigeria on Saturday, August 29.
The minister, who was representd by the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu,
further argue that the decision was taken in the interest of Nigerians.
“On the list of countries (that are banned),
we are working on the comprehensive list,
but the main one that came up is when the EU opened their borders effective 1st July,
Nigeria was among the list of 54 countries
that were not allow to enter the EU.
To my understanding, as the situation changes,
they are going to look at the list and change it.
But so far, we don’t have any contrary information
to that first one that Nigeria is bann from going to the EU.
So, as we open our airspace,
we are going to apply the issue of reciprocity to those (EU) countries.” he said
The Minister also announced that as International flights resume operations,
inbound international passengers would be limitd to 1,280.