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NCAA lifts suspension on Emirates Airlines performances

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has told general society of quick lifting of the suspension set on Emirates Airline's tasks in Nigeria.

The Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu offered this, known in an expression gave in Lagos on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had coordinated for the quick suspension of Emirates Airlines activities viable Feb. 4 until when the required foundation and coordinations were set up for the Rapid Antigen Test (RDT) test by the Nigerian Government.

Nuhu reviewed that the PTF was made mindful of Emirates aircraft and KLM's prerequisites for travelers from Nigeria on their trips to Dubai and Amsterdam.

 

The chief general said they were to go through an RDT four hours from the flight takeoff.

She said: "This prerequisite is notwithstanding the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test completed 72 hours from the date of flight by travelers.

"The usage of the extra necessity by the two aircraft was started without the earlier warning or endorsement of the PTF and other administrative bodies in the country.

"This prompted the arrangement of RDT testing by associations and research facilities that have not been endorsed by the PTF and other administrative organizations for RDT at or around our worldwide air terminals in Lagos and Abuja.

"The endless supply of the circumstance coordinated the NCAA to illuminate the carriers to either suspend the necessity for pre-takeoff RDT or their trips to the country.

"Until such when the necessary foundation and coordinations have been set up for RDT by the public authority.

The chief general said Emirates Airlines, notwithstanding, proceeded with their activities expecting travelers to complete the RDT test six hours from the country's hour of-flight takeoff.

Nuhu said Emirates Airlines on Feb. 5 educated the NCAA recorded as a hard copy that the UAE government had given the aircraft endorsement to suspend the pre-takeoff RDT prerequisite for travelers heading out on their trip to Dubai.

"Subsequent upon the previous, the PTF coordinated the NCAA to lift the suspension set on Emirates Airlines trips into Nigeria with compelling from Feb. 5.

"People, in general, is thus educated as follows: Emirates Airlines no longer expects travelers to do pre-takeoff RDT.

"The PTF and other administrative organizations have affirmed no research center to complete RDT for approaching or withdrawing travelers," he said.

Nuhu said that the PTF would advise all Nigerians regarding any progressions to the abovementioned.

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