UNITED Arab Emirates (UAE) says passengers from Nigeria can no longer travel through other countries or airports to Dubai In a letter it sent to Nigerian Travel Trade partners.
The notice by Dubai Airports came after United Kingdom blocked passengers from Dubai from entering UK on the 29th of January as part of measures to curb the spread of the raging corona virus disease.
The regulations restricted Nigerian passengers from transiting through other airports.
The notice was titled, ‘Dubai Travel Protocol Update –Travel from Nigeria’.
It read, “Kindly be advised that effective from 01 February 2021, the following conditions must be met for travel from Nigeria: All passengers are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate. The PCR should be conducted within 72 hours of the date of departure.
“All passengers are required to conduct a rapid COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result within four hours of their departure time. Passengers must travel directly from Nigeria to Dubai. No passenger may enter Dubai from any other country/station if they have visited or transited from Nigeria in the last 14 days.”