As part of measures to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the Federal Government says it would be banning citizens from some countries from gaining entry into Nigeria.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this in Abuja while speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday, July 13. He said this was another reason why the government had not approved the re-commencement of commercial international flights in and out of Nigeria.
These and many other reasons will make us to be cautious, to study some more and to liaise with all the stakeholders and decide when we will open for international flights.”Sirika said
The minister said operators in the sector had wanted to fully open the airspace to local and international flights but safety must be given priority when making such decisions.