Covid-19 Protocols: UAE Finally Lifts Ban On Travels Btw Nigeria And Dubai

The United Arab Emirates
Burj Al Arab, the luxury hotel foreground, and Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, in background centre are seen from the plane in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. Burj Dubai is over 800 metres (2,625 ft) tall and has more than 160 storeys, the most of any building in the world. Besides an observation deck on its 124th floor affording 360-degree views of the entire city, Burj Dubai is home to the world?s first Armani Hotel, luxury offices and residences, and a variety of other sophisticated leisure and entertainment facilities. Burj Dubai will ultimately be the place of residence, work and leisure for a community of up to 12,000 people. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

The United Arab Emirates has finally lifted the ban on travels between Nigeria and Dubai.

UAE had insisted on travelers from Nigeria undergoing several other covid-19 tests after the initial test in Nigeria.

However, announcing ban lift/ resumption of flights, the Dubai Media Office stated that Nigerians are now expected to receive;

” have received a negative result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.”

” Passengers are also expected to present a negative PCR test certificate with a OR code from laboratories approved by the Nigerian government, while also undergoing the same test upon arrival at the Dubai airport”.

Emirates reacting to the resumption of flights in a statement said;

“Emirates welcomes the latest protocols and measures announced by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to allow the safe resumption of passenger travel from South Africa, Nigeria and India to Dubai.”

“We look forward to facilitating travel from these countries and supporting various travelers’ categories. We will resume carrying passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India in accordance with these protocols from 23rd June.”

” We thank the Supreme Committee for their continuous efforts in monitoring the development of the situation and announcing the appropriate guidelines and protocols to protect the community and safeguard travel sector,” 

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