Partial resumption of international flights commenced in Nigeria on Saturday, September 5, 2020, and there are certain new rules which travelers that are coming in and out of Nigeria should adhere to. Time tables for respective flight carriers were also released, which reveals the specific days they are allowed to operate. This article contains all you need to know about the resumption of international flights in Nigeria, the time table for flight carriers, and approved rules for travellers.

International Flights Resumption in Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has issued a letter, which indicates flight schedules for the partial resumption of international flights in Nigeria. This directive came after the suspension in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria International Flight Schedule and Approved Rules for Travellers

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority also notes that flights are allowed to carry a maximum of 200 passengers into Nigeria, while there are no limits for passengers living in the country. This is as a result of the limited number of incoming passengers (1,280) allowed daily per airport.

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Flight Schedule for Partial Resumption of International Flights in Nigeria

Below are the flight schedules for the partial resumption of international flights in Nigeria:

MondayTurkish, Air Senegal, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar, AWA, Emirates, BABA, Em9rates, Ethiopian, ASKU, Air Cote d’Ivoire
TuesdayBA, Egypt Air, Ethiopian, ASKY, Kenya Airways, Air Cote d’IvoireBA, Emirates, Ethiopian, AWA, Turkish
WednesdayDelta, Emirates, Air Senegal, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, MEABA, Emirates, Ethiopian, ASKY, Air Cote d’Ivoire, AWA
ThursdayBA, Delta, Egypt Air, Air Atlantic, Ethiopian, Qatar, AWABA, Egypt Air, Emirates, AWA, Ethiopian, Turkish, Air Cote d’Ivoire
FridayAir Senegal, ASKY, Emirates, Turkish, AWA, Kenya Airways, MEABA, Emirates, Ethiopian, ASKY, MEA
SaturdayBA, Delta, Qatar, AWA, Kenya Airways, MEA, Air Cote d’IvoireBA, Emirates, Egypt Air, Ethiopian, AWA, MEA, Turkish
SundayDelta, Air Senegal, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, AWA, Kenya Airways, TurkisBA, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian, ASKY, Air Cote d’Ivoire
Table: Flight Schedule for International Flights in Nigeria

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Approved Rules for Travellers as International Flights Resumes in Nigeria

The following are the rules approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority which travelers coming in, and traveling outside of Nigeria should ashore to.

  • Incoming travelers must test negative to COVID-19 and must provide a PCR test result as proof
  • Travellers must have carried out the COVID-19 test within 4 days of departure (but preferable 72 hours)
  • For certain countries, Covid-19 PCR test results must come from specified laboratories
  • All travelers coming to Nigeria must register on the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) website, which is
  • Travelers must upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test results on the website
  • Travellers coming to Nigeria will undergo another COVID-19 test on the 7th day after arrival. They can choose the location and date for the result collection.
  • Travelers can carry out self-reporting on the same website
  • Thermal screening is also compulsory at airports


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