Travel Restriction: UAE makes U-turn, accepts Nigerian passengers

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On Monday the United Arab Emirates government has rescinded its decision against Nigerian passengers.

The UAE had disallowed Nigerian travellers from entering the country following a circular issued to foreign airlines.

However, in a circular dated December 13th, UAE suspended an earlier directive, directing airlines to airlift Nigerians into the country from Tuesday.

The decision was taken as a result of an increasing number of COVID-19 positive passengers.

The circular titled: ‘Dubai Travel Restriction Up­date,’ with the reference number: PSA 12/068/2021 directed carriers not to airlift Nigerians and citizens of the Congo Democrat­ic Republic only from Africa.

“Due to an increasing number of COVID Positive passengers at the destination, it is decided to suspend accepting passengers to U.A.E from Nigeria and Congo DRC (FIH) only,” it read.

“This is effective today, 13th December 2021. Please ensure 100% compliance.”

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