Emirates Airways resumes flight from Ghana, others, ignores Nigeria

Emirates Airlines resumes flight from Ghana, others, ignores Nigeria

Emirates Airways has introduced the resumption of flight operations to and from Ghana and 4 African nations, shunning Nigeria.

“From January 13, 2022, Emirates will resume passenger providers to and from Guinea (CKY), Cote d’Ivoire (ABJ), Ghana (ACC), Uganda (EBB) and Angola (LAD),” stated the airline.

Passengers from Guinea, Uganda or Ghana should current a damaging PCR check certificates carried out 48 hours earlier than departure, together with “a 06‑hours Fast PCR with a QR code, and a PCR check on arrival in DXB,” including that “check validity is calculated from the time the pattern was collected.”

The airline on December 25, 2021 suspended incoming passenger flights from Nigeria and a few chosen African nations over the emergence of Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Nevertheless, Emirates has lifted the ban on 5 chosen nations, implementing stricter COVID-19 protocols.

Passengers from Cote d’Ivoire and Angola are required to current a damaging 72-hour-old PCR check and endure one other PCR check upon arrival within the UAE.

Nevertheless, Dubai nationals and youngsters below 12 years have been exempted from the stipulated pointers.

In June 2021, the UAE had mandated Nigerian passengers to endure a four-hour Fast Diagnostic Check (RDT) as an extra requirement to the 72-hour PCR check, a transfer that angered Nigeria’s aviation minister, Hadi Sirika who described it as “discriminatory profiling.”

Nigeria’s exclusion from Emirates flights resumption has raised issues that the diplomatic spat between each authorities could also be extended.