PTF speaks on Resumption of international flights


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Sani Aliyu, National Co-ordinator of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has hinted when international flights will resume.

It would be recalled that Federal Government banned all flight operations in March as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic.

Although, domestic flights operations resumed on July 8, international travels are still on hold in the country.

On Thursday, Sani Aliyu asked the aviation industry to prepare for resumption of international flights and ensure all safety measures are in place.

Also, the PTF National Coordinator asked  intending international travellers to ensure they arrive at the airport three hours before time of flights in order to undergo safety measures before boarding. 

He said: “For international travel, we have made recommendations to the aviation industry to commence the process for opening international airports provided all existing international and local prevention guidelines and COVID-19 are in place,

“We have modified the advice with the regards to arrival for flights: Passengers arriving at the airports for domestic flights advice to arrive at least one and a half hours before their flight, and three hours before international flights where these restart,”

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