10 months after row, FG lifts ban on Emirate Airlines
The federal government has announced that it has lifted restrictions on Emirates Airlines – ten months after the diplomatic discussions around COVID-19 travel requirements on Nigerian passengers.
Emirates Airline is the flag carrier of the UAE.
This was disclosed on Friday by the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Sirika said the airline had removed some of its travelling conditions for Nigeria.
“Today, we received communications from Emirates removing some of the conditions for travelling for which we had concerns,” he said.
“Having done that, it is necessary to lift the ban on Emirates.
” This subsequent lifting of the ban is a product of lengthy negotiations between us and them.”