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COVID-19: Dubai Relaxes Flight Protocol

by Meso Ejiofor
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Oyogist.com had learned that initial Restrictions on direct flights between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates have been lifted after a long-standing disagreement between both countries.

The disagreement was over the use of rapid COVID-19 tests.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, announced updates to Dubai’s travel protocols for inbound passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India.

Nigerian citizens will only need to present negative PCR tests taken within 48 hours before departure alongside a certificate and QR code from a government-approved laboratory.

Passengers from South Africa and India need to prove they have received two doses of vaccines.

The directive, according to the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Management in Dubai, will become effective from June 23.

This current update comes as a huge relief to Nigerian travelers who in one way or the other have been affected by this restrictions.

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