Flights to and from Nigeria suspended until August 15 - Emirates
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Flights to and from Nigeria suspended until August 15 – Emirates

Flights to and from Nigeria suspended until August 15 – Emirates

Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai

Dubai carrier Emirates has said that flights to and from Nigeria will remain suspended until August 15, in a latest advisory regarding the African country.

The injunction in line with government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from Nigeria into the UAE, the airline said in a travel update on its website.

Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai, it added.

“Affected flight bookings have been cancelled,” the update read.

The airline also stressed that those whose flights had been cancelled or impacted by route suspensions due to Covid‑19 restrictions can hold on to the tickets until flights resume.

“Our contact centres are experiencing a greater volume of calls than anticipated. If your call is not related to travel within the next 48 hours, please consider calling back later,” it added.

On Tuesday, the UAE said that it would permit the entry of select categories of travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda and Nigeria, effective August 5.

Read: UAE permits entry of select travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, three other countries

Those with valid residency permits who have received all vaccination doses in the UAE, with 14 days having lapsed since the second dose, and who have vaccination certificates approved by the official authorities in the country, could enter the UAE.

Medical personnel and teachers working in the UAE could also return to the country irrespective of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

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