UAE lifts ban on Nigerian travellers


UAE lifts ban on Nigerian travellers

A ban which stopped foreign airlines from conveying passengers from Nigeria and Congo into the United Arab Emirate, has been reversed by the Middle-East country. 


The ban which was considered to be a retaliatory measure against Nigeria for withdrawing the flight frequencies given to Emirates airline after the Middle-East country refused to do same for a Nigerian carrier, was effected on Monday, December 13.


While a source who works with one of the foreign airlines told Daily Trust that the order came from UAE authorities, no foreign airline gave an official reason for de-boarding Nigerian passengers.


An email seen by Daily Sun which emanated from Ethiopian Airline on Monday, December 13, with the subject: Dubai Travel Restriction Update and reference No. PSA12/068/2021, read: “Due to an increasing number of COVID positive passengers at destination, it is decided to suspend accepting passengers to UAE from Nigeria and Congo DRC only. This is effective December 13,…

Source: Linda Ikeji

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