FAAN issues travelers’ advisory

Ahead of the resumption of commercial flights in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has advised passengers to arrive airports at least three hours before their flight time.

FAAN on its Twitter handle said the early arrival by travelers would enable efficient checks and screening before boarding in line with COVID-19 protocols.

“COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks,” it wrote.

FAAN also urged travelers to maintain two metres distance from each other at the airports while noting that persons not wearing their face masks will not be allowed into airports’ premises.

The federal government had said civil aviation authorities will determine the resumption of domestic flights in the country.

Nigeria’s airports and airspace were shut in March by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commercial flights, both local and international, had stopped forthwith but the president’s directive allowed the operation of essential flights including those for medical and evacuation purposes, among others.



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