Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has suspended Emirates from operating flights out of Nigeria for violating COVID-19 directives and protocol.
A statement by NCAA DG Captain Musa Nuhu, more sanctions will be slammed on the airline for violating Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF)’s directives and COVID-19 protocol.
The statement also noted that during the 72-hour leeway Emirates Airline is only authorised to bring in passengers into Nigeria as outbound passengers are not authorised.
“It has been brought to the attention of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) that Emirates has continued to airlift passengers from Nigeria using Rapid Antigen Tests (RDT) conducted by laboratories that are neither approved nor authorized.
“It is in violation of paragraph five of the NCAA letter of February 2, 2021, addressed to your good self,” the statement noted.