NCAA Updates Operators As Nigeria Extends Flight Restriction Till June 4, 2020

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The Nigerian government has extended the flight restriction in Nigeria for another 4 weeks on the advise of experts, as part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Chairman of Nigeria’s Tax Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, announced the extension in a recent briefing just as the previous lockdown period ended.

In a notice to all Nigerian operators and foreign operators flying into Nigeria, the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa S. Nuhu, stated that the extension of t flight restriction was effective from May 7 to June 4, 2020.

He noted: “We wish to inform you that the closure of the five international airports namely Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (DNMM), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA), Mallam Ainu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN), Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) and Akanu Ibiam International Airport,Enugu (DNEN), has been extended for a further four weeks effective 2300Z on 7th May to 2300Z on 14th June, 2020.”

He also added that “Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all flights except for emergency and essential flights.”

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  1. hi sir
    is my pleasure to write you. pls iam block in abroad since March I want to know we air port can be open iam strandard no food no money no hotel thanks

    1. Hello, Government announced today that domestic flights will begin on June 21, 2020. Hopefully, foreign flights would commence not long after that as airlines are getting ready to restart local and international flights.

  2. Are flights open from Lagos Nigeria to the United State.. My husband is there and he and his colleagues are ready to leave there and come home to their families. But he keeps saying the airports are still closed in Lagos Nigeria for another month or two.

    1. Government has not announced the reopening of scheduled international flights in Nigeria, but hopefully soon. The domestic flights will start with Lagos and Abuja on July 8; PH, Owerri, Kano and Maiduguri on July 11, and all other domestic airports on July 15.

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