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COVID-19: Emirates Will Be Evacuating Nigerians From UAE to Lagos

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COVID-19: Emirates Will Be Evacuating Nigerians From UAE to Lagos

Emirates Airlines is currently putting plans in place to evacuate Nigerians from the United Arab Emirate to Lagos, Nigeria.

The evacuation will be executed using a special flight to repatriate members of Nigeria Community in the United Arab Emirates. Those that will be evacuated are those requiring emergency evacuation during the challenging period of COVID-19 pandemic.

The flight will be from Dubai to Lagos only, and is tentatively scheduled for  26th April 2020 but will however be subject to obtaining necessary clearance from the relevant Nigerian authority.





The announcement of this evacuation was contained in a letter issued by the Nigerian embassy in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).

The letter was dated 17th April 2020 and titled ‘COVID-19 Travel Advisory Update.

The letter also stated that ticket fare is still at AED 2,500  (one way) for economy class. AED 5,000  will be paid for one way for Business class.

Meanwhile,  passengers with existing Emirates tickets will have to pay the fare difference based on the current value of their tickets.

According to the embassy’s statement, the airline will operate the flight subject to an available number of interested passengers.

The embassy stated that passengers will be required to undergo COVID-19 tests. The test will be carried out at Dubai International Airport and on arrival in Nigeria.





“While expressing the embassy’s readiness to respond to further enquiries, please note that information earlier received is compiled and forwarded to the Nigerian government for appropriate action. As soon as the firm arrangement has been made, all confirmed persons will be notified accordingly,” the statement added.

 

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