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COVID-19: UAE bans Nigeria again after 48 hours

BY SEYIFUNMI LUMEKO

The United Arab Emirates, UAE has again banned Nigerians entry to its country 48 hours after lifting the initial ban.

Dubai authorities had said it placed a ban on travelers from Nigeria, South Africa based on breach of Covid-19 protocols. The ban was however lifted on Saturday.

Nevertheless, on Monday, the United Arab Emirates, UAE, again announced indefinite suspension of flights from Nigeria to Dubai without any cogent reason.

In a statement on its website on Monday, the airline said the UAE made a U-turn with a new travel update indicating that Lagos and Abuja flights would no longer resume on Wednesday as earlier announced.

“In line with government directives, passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) are suspended with effect from 21 June 2021 until further notice.

“Customers travelling to and from Lagos and Abuja will not be accepted for travel. Customers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE.

“We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking.

“Emirates remains committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming passenger services when conditions allow,” the statement said.

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