The Federal Government on Friday lifted ban on Emirates after UAE government granted approval to Emirates Airline to withdraw the requirements for Rapid Antigen Testing (RPT) prior to departure of Emirates flights to from Nigeria.
This advancement is coming not many hours after the Federal Government through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended Emirates from working trips to Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) compelling 72 hours from Thursday 12 PM for abusing official Taskforce on COVID-19 (PFT) orders and COVID-19 conventions.
On February 1, Dubai sent a round to air travelers mentioning that Emirates Airline would need to direct a mandatory fast test installed four hours before flight withdraws from Nigeria .
In any case, in a letter by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) dated February fifth routed to the Country chief, Emirates Airline, endorsed by Musa Nuhu, chief general, NCAA, it states "We have deliberately perused your reaction to our letter of fourth February and showed up at the arrangement that the UAE government conceded endorsement to Emirates Airline to pull out the prerequisites for Rapid Antigen Testing (RPT) before takeoff of Emirates trips to from Nigeria with prompt impact until such a period that the necessary foundation is made accessible by the Nigerian government.
"In light of the previous, the Presidential Task Force on (PTF) has coordinated the quick lifting of the suspension of Emirates Airlines activities in Nigeria.
"It is thusly expected that Emirates Airlines will keep on agreeing with the mandates of the PTF on COVID-19 and different conventions of the government of Nigeria," the letter peruses.
In a proclamation gave by Emirates Airline, it affirmed that it will keep on working administrations to Abuja and Lagos air terminals.
"Emirates can affirm that we will keep on working administrations to Abuja and Lagos. We are emphatically dedicated to Nigeria, and might want to thank the neighborhood experts for their trust and backing. We anticipate proceeding to securely associate our clients, and satisfy air make a trip need from Nigeria to and through Dubai to Emirates' worldwide organization," – the assertion peruses.