Coronavirus: Nigeria Closes Airports, Suspends international Flights


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has announced the suspension of international flights at 6 airports in the country, POLITICS NIGERIA has learned.

In a statement signed by the DG of NCAA, Captain Musa S. Nuhu, the closure of international flights into Nigeria is due to the Coronavirus(COVID-19)Pandemic. The statement read;

“Further to our earlier  on the restriction of international fights into Nigeria, We wish to inform you that
effective Monday 23rd of March to 23rd of April, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja will be closed to all international flights.”

“Emergency and essential flights are exempt from this restriction.”

“This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam
International Airport, Enugu (DNEN} and Port-Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa effective
Saturday 21st of March.”

Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all Incoming international flights”

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