With effect from Tuesday, December 14, the Federal Government of Nigeria would enforce a ban on airlines flying into Nigeria from Canada, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia.
Capt. Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, made the announcement on Sunday in Lagos, indicating that it was reached in exchange for restricted flights from Nigeria to those countries using the latest COVID-19 type, Omicron.
According to Sirika, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will also include the United Kingdom, Canada, and Saudi Arabia on a no-fly list due to the obvious Omicron variant’s pandemic and proliferation.
If those countries put Nigeria on a blacklist, the minister remarked, they have no entitlement to having their airlines fly into Nigeria on commercial flights.
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He highlighted that the concerned country’s airlines were still restricted, and the countries were listed on Nigeria’s red list.
Sirika appealed to Nigerians looking forward to visiting such nations but maintained that the Nigerian government’s move was in the best interests of the country.