Emirates Airlines has announced that the suspension of flights from Nigeria to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be extended to 5 September.
The Dubai-based carrier announced this in a statement posted on its website on Sunday.
“Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai”, the airline said, adding that affected flight bookings have been cancelled.
“If your flight has been cancelled or impacted by route suspensions due to Covid19 restrictions, you don’t need to call us immediately for rebooking. You can simply hold on to your Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with your booking office or us to make new travel plans.”
The airline had earlier announced that it would suspend flights from Nigeria to Dubai till August 28.
But following the new development, it urged travellers to continue monitoring its official website for updates and flight availability.