With the announcement, local flight operations would fully resume across the country.
It would be recalled that Nigeria shut its airspace to international travel on March 23, 2020, to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Sirika, who made the disclosure at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing, said that all charter flights still require approval.
He stated that the reopening procedure would mirror that of domestic flights where operations began with the Lagos and Abuja airports.
His statement reads;
GLAD TO ANNOUNCE THE RESUMPTION OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM THE 29TH OF AUGUST, 2020. BEGINNING WITH LAGOS AND ABUJA AS WE DID WITH THE DOMESTIC FLIGHT RESUMPTION.
PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.