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Emirates extends suspension of flights from Nigeria to UAE


Emirates Boeing 777-300ER was photographed on August 17, 2015 from Wolfe Air Aviation’s Lear 25B. PHOTO: EMIRATES

Emirates Airline has extended the suspension of its flights from Nigeria to the United Arab Emirates to at least August 7.


The initial suspension of flights was scheduled to end on July 31.

Suspension of flights from South Africa to UAE will also remain in place until the same date.

“Affected flight bookings have been cancelled,” the airline said in a statement on its website.

Emirates said its decision was in line with the UAE government’s directives restricting entry to travellers originating from the two countries.

Those who have travelled through South Africa and Nigeria in the last 14 days will not also be allowed on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai.

“Only one daily passenger flight to Johannesburg will operate as EK763; however, outbound passenger services on EK764 remain suspended,” the Emirates said.

“Customers who have been to or connected through South Africa or Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai.”

The airline also extended the suspension of inbound passenger flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the UAE until at least August 7.

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