The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has listed the expectations of the Federal Government from air passengers ahead of the resumption of international flights on August 29, 2020.
The minister said passengers must take a COVID-19 test wherever they are coming from. This should be done very close to departure dates.
Disclosing this via the official Twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Aviation on Monday, the minister said:
“A portal will also be opened for passengers to pay for another COVID-19 test to be done eight days after arrival in Nigeria.”
According to him, international passengers will also fill in health questionnaires online, and hand them in at the point of entry, instead of filling the forms on the aircraft or upon arrival.
“Non-pharmaceutical measures including physical distancing, wearing of nose masks, washing of hands, and temperature checks will remain in place,” he added.
The minister said passengers must take a COVID-19 test wherever they're coming from very close to departure dates.
"A portal will also be opened for passengers to pay for another COVID-19 test to be done eight days after arrival in Nigeria."
— Federal Ministry of Aviation, Nigeria (@fmaviationng) August 17, 2020
The Backstory: Nairametrics had reported when the Federal Government announced that the resumption of International Flight operations from August 29, 2020.
The flight operation is expected to start with the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja airports as was done with domestic flight resumptions. He said that protocols and procedures will be announced in due course.
Sirika, stated, ‘’Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August 2020. Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption.”
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He added that protocols and procedures will be announced in due course.