COVID-19: UAE lifts restrictions on flights from Nigeria, 11 others

United Arab Emirates authorities have lifted the ban it placed on inbound flights from Nigeria and 11 other countries.

The travel restrictions had been placed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the new variant, Omicron.

The other countries affected were Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, Entry measures for travellers from Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda have been updated, the General Civil Aviation Authority, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority announced.

They said the measures take effect from January 29 at 2:30pm, adding that a COVID-19 test obtained within 48 hours of departure and a PCR test at the airport in UAE will be required from travellers from the three African countries.

Check Also

Ukraine: West has declared ‘total war’ on Russia, says Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, on Friday, accused Western countries of waging a “total war” …

Ex-lawmaker Bassey Otu wins Cross River APC gov ticket

A former lawmaker who represented Cross River South Senatorial District, Bassey Otu, has won the …

Uba Sani beats Buhari’s in-law, picks Kaduna APC gov ticket

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani has emerged as the governorship candidate of the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.