JUST IN: UAE lifts travel restrictions on passengers from Nigeria, 5 others


The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced the relaxation of travel restrictions for inbound passengers from Nigeria and 5 other countries.

This is coming after the Middle East country had in June again banned international flights from Nigeria after initially announcing that it was going to relax travel restrictions on passengers from Nigeria.

According to Channels, this was made known by the country’s National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA), who said the lifting of the restrictions will take effect from August 5.

The announcement will allow passengers from the 6 countries namely; India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda, and Nigeria, to be able to transit through UAE airports, as they present negative PCR tests taken 72 hours before departure.

What NCEMA is saying in the statement

NCEMA said, “Travel for transit passengers from all countries from which transit passengers have been suspended will be resumed in advance provided that the passenger’s last destination is accepted with a laboratory check-up within 72 hours of departure and state airports will allocate special lounges for transit passengers.

“Emergencies, crises and civil aviation announce the exclusion of new categories of passengers from some of the banned countries, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda, as of August 5.

“These categories include those with valid residency permits who have received full vaccination doses in the UAE and 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose and who have vaccination certificates approved by the official authorities in the country.”

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