Domestic flights are to resume operations on June 21, 2020.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Monday during a briefing in Abuja.
The Federal Government directed the aviation sectors to develop protocols that will enable resumption of domestic flights from June, 21.
Dr Aliyu said, “The aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21st of June onwards.
“Airlines must ensure physical distancing by reducing passenger capacity and ensure the provision of sanitisers and personal protective equipment as well as carrying out temperature checks at the point of entry and departure and ensuring that airports are not congested by either travellers or airports staff.”
Recall that that the country’s airports and airspace were shutdown in March by President Muhammadu Buhari , as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The President’s directive allowed the operations of essential flights including those for medical and evacuation purposes, amongst others.