The first international flight in five months landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Saturday, reports NAN.
Nigeria’s airspace was closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
However, today, a Middle Eastern airline (MEA), which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, arrived at exactly 2.30pm.
Officials from the Aerodrome and Rescue Firefighters welcomed the aircraft with a demonstration of water cannons.
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The Nigerian Federal Airports Authority (FAAN), the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the Port Health Services (PHS), the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and other relevant agencies, served passengers on board from the airline.
Upon arrival at the terminal, passengers presented the results of the COVID-19 PCR test for the Port Health Services officials to review, while the airport immigration officials thoroughly reviewed their travel documents, passports and visas.
In the arrival and departure halls of airports, arriving and departing passengers observed social distancing protocols, as is currently observed on national routes.