The Federal Government has asked airlines in the country to begin the process for the resumption of international flights.
The Federal Government had banned international flights in March as parts of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.
This information was released by Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He directed that the aviation authorities and airline operators should begin the process for the resumption of international flights.
The statement released read that “For international travel, we have made recommendations to the aviation industry to commence the process for opening international airports provided all existing international and local prevention guidelines and COVID-19 are in place.”
He stated that as part of the requirements, passengers for international flights would be expected to arrive the respective airports three hours before departure time.
He further stated that “We have made recommendations as regards arrival of passengers for flights. The recommendations include that, passengers arriving at the airports for domestic flights are to come in at least one and a half hours before their flight, while passengers on international flights are expected to arrive the airport three hours before departure.”