The Kingdom had on Saturday announced resumption of flights to Nigeria which was suspended in March over diplomatic row on COVID-19 protocols.
However on Monday, it made a U-turn to announce the indefinite ban of flights to and from Nigeria. According to the announcement in a statement on the Emirates Airline website, the suspension takes effect from 21 June 2021 until further notice.
The statement reads: “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 re-booking. Emirates remains committed to Nigeria, and we look forward to resuming passenger services when conditions allow.”