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Dubai Carrier, Emirates indefinitely suspends all flights to Nigeria

Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE – Authorities in Dubai have said

Transport | Aviation – Dubai carrier Emirates has indefinitely suspended all passenger flights to and from Nigeria until further notice.

Authorities have said that the suspension which went into effect on March 18, 2021, was “In line with government directives.”

This means, Emirates customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel from now until when the suspension is uplifted.

In an update issued on its website, the flight carrier said that customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.

Meanwhile, Emirates issued a clarification earlier this week regarding its flights to another African country – South Africa.

It said that its flights from South Africa to Dubai will remain suspended until April 8, 2021, in line with government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa, into the UAE.

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Daily passenger flights to Johannesburg from Dubai will operate as EK763, however outbound passenger services on EK 764 will remain suspended.

Emirates has reportedly resumed flights to over 90 destinations across its network.


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