Following recent suspension of Emirates Airlines on Monday, 15 March, The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Abuja conveyed the response of the Competent authorities in UAE to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria (Protocol Department) on a document dated 24 March, 2021.
The UAE Government has decided to remove the requirement for a Rapid Antigen test at the airport in Nigeria while demanding the following requirements:
- Number of passengers on inbound flights to the UAE must not exceed 200 passengers for two weeks;
- Only direct flights between the UAE and Nigeria are allowed;
- Passengers need to present a valid Negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours before boarding;
- Provide the Embassy with an updated list of Approved PCR test centres by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
- The importance of ensuring the accuracy of the passengers’ information, contact details and place of stay during their stay in UAE.
Recall, the Nigerian Government suspended inbound and outbound flights by Emirates Airline effective from March 17 2021, over its continuous refusal to fly passengers without a Pre-boarding Rapid Diagnosis test (RTD’s).
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