The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that domestic flights through two of its busiest airports will resume on the 8th of July 2020. This announcement was made by the Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika on Wednesday July 1, 2020.
The Minister also stated that Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports will also resume on the 11th of July, 2020. Other airports will resume on the 15th of the same month. According to the Minister the date for international flights resumption will be announced later.
This announcement is coming few days after the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, through its chairman Boss Mustapha, announced the lifting of the ban on interstate travels and the resumption of schools for primary 6, JSS3 and SS3 students.
on Saturday, 27th June, 2020 the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) carried out a trial exercise on the domestic terminals of Murtala Muhammed Internatioal Airport Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe International AirportAbuja.
According to the FAAN authority the aim was to ensure the Airport was ready for reopening, after it was shut down in March, 2020 as measures to contain the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic.
Recall that FAAN rolled out new guidelines for both passengers and pick up drivers traveling through and picking up people from the airports last month. One of the major effects of this guidelines is that waiting time at the airport has increased due to so many checks in the airports, which includes the use of in Lagos and Abuja airports in other to reduce physical contacts due to Covid-19.