The Federal Authorities has given additional causes the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned flights from Nigeria to Dubai.
The Minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika made this on Monday whereas briefing the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Sirika accused the UAE of discriminatory protocols, including that Emirates and different airways, together with KLM, gave situations unacceptable to Nigeria.
He defined that UAE insisted that Nigerians intending to go to its nation should use Emirates or spend two weeks within the different provider’s nation earlier than getting into Dubai.
He, nevertheless, stated that talks have been ongoing to resolve the matter.
“Emirates wished us to do the take a look at 48 hours earlier than boarding, and 48 hours will not be but the incubation time.
“They anticipate us to do a fast take a look at on the airport, fly seven hours later after which comply with us to our resort or our lodging and do one other take a look at after we arrive Dubai.
“The protocol, unscientific, appeared focused at solely Nigerians.
“Additionally they insisted that along with the take a look at on arrival and different exams, that Nigerians can not fly to UAE besides by Emirates airways. Nonetheless, they made it clear that if we select to take action by different airways we should stay within the nation of that airline for 2 weeks if we’re Nigerians earlier than we will enter Dubai.
“What this implies is that if Nigerians purchase ticket on Ethiopian airline, they need to stay in Addis Ababa for 2 weeks, whether or not they have a visa or not, earlier than continuing to Dubai.
“We actually assume Its an excessive amount of contemplating the truth that majority of Nigerians are petty merchants, and the ticket of Emirates, on this case, perhaps larger than different airways,”