The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announced in a series of tweets that the Federal Government has given Lufthansa, Air France, and KLM approval to resume international flights into Nigeria. The tweet read, “We are working with the Ministry of Health, CACOVID, and The PTF to open Kano, Port Harcourt, and possibly Enugu airports before the end of the year. Also Lufthansa, Air France/KLM have been given go-ahead to resume. Qatar Airways is approved to start Abuja. Thank you for your patience.
”The Federal Government had earlier banned some airlines from entering the country when it resumed international flight operations in September.
The banned airlines include Air France, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, KLM, RwandAir, TAAG Angola, and Air Namibia.
Some of the airlines such as Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, and Etihad Airways were denied entry into the country because Nigerians with tourist visas were prevented from entering those countries.