Federal Government has approved the airlifting of Nigerian nationals who are stranded in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, July 18th, 2020.
EuroAtlantic, TouchDown Travel and the Nigerian High Commission office in Ottawa, Canada have teamed up to ensure a timely and safe flight for Nigerian citizens who have been stuck in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A repatriation evacuation flight is scheduled to leave Calgary, Alberta on July 18th for Abuja and Lagos.
The Special Flights are scheduled as follows:
– Saturday, July 18th, 2020 – Departs Calgary International Airport @ 01:00am local time to arrive Pearson International Airport, Toronto same day @ 07:00am local time.
– Saturday July 18th, 2020 – Departs Pearson International Airport, Toronto @ 08:30pm local time to arrive Lisbon International Airport, Lisbon, same day @ 9:15pm hours local time.
– Sunday July 19th, 2020 – Departs Lisbon International Airport, Lisbon @ 10:30 hours local time on Saturday July 18th to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja @ 03:30am local time.
– Sunday, July 19th, 2020 – Departs Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja @ 05:00 hours local time to arrive Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos same day @ 06:00 hours local time.
– Monday, July 20th, 2020 – Departs Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos same day @ 07:30 hours local time to arrive Lisbon International Airport, Lisbon, same day @ 12:30 hours local time.
– Monday, July 20th, 2020 – Departs Lisbon International Airport, Lisbon same day @ 02:00 hours to arrive Pearson International Airport, Toronto @ 4:40 hours local time.
Touchdown travels assures all passengers, these are “last minute seats” and both the Canadian and Nigerian Aviation Authorities has granted permission to EuroAtlantic to land in the respective countries.
Furthermore, in accordance with the guidelines of the Nigerian Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, it is mandatory for all intending evacuees to undergo a COVID-19 (PCR) test and produce an original COVID-19 negative result, not older than 14 days to departure and preferably not less than 5 days pre-boarding.
This is according to guidelines published on the high commission’s website on 10th June, 2020.
All evacuees are expected to be at the airport at least 4 hours before the estimated time of departure.
All passengers will also be required to fill in a self-reporting/health assessment form which will be submitted, along with passports to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on arrival in Nigeria.
In addition, all returnees will be expected to adhere strictly to all instructions of Port Health Services (PHS) officials and observe other entry screening protocols on arrival.
All prospective evacuees can purchase their one-way ticket at the cost of USD$1,450 by contacting Touchdown travel via phone call, email and WhatsApp for: