The Federal Government has announced that Nigeria will resume international flight operations on August 29, 2020.

Hadi Sirika, The Minister of Aviation, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

“We are very glad today to announce that international flights will resume from August 29, 2020.

“However, what we have become used to – physical distancing, wearing of masks, washing of hands, temperature taking, etc will continue,” he said.

He added that the process for the resumption of international flights in the country would be similar to that of the domestic flight resumption.

According to the minister, the resumption will begin on Saturday, 29th August at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

He appreciated Nigerians for their patience while thereally was a ban on international flights and also gave an assurance that the protocols and procedures for resumption would be announced in due time.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced the date for resumption of international flights at the PTF briefing in Abuja on August 17, 2020.

“So, all protocols exist, and they will continue alongside the opening of these airports.

“In the beginning, there will be four flights into Lagos and four flights into Abuja daily, we will give further details on that in due course.

“It is the Task Force decision, not that of aviation (ministry) … under the leadership of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation who is the chairman of PTF,” Siriki said.