COVID-19: Lufthansa Airline resumes flights to Nigeria after 8 months suspension

Lufthansa Airline has resumed its flights to Nigeria, eight months after the activities were suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Lufthansa Airline resumes flights to Nigeria after 8 months suspension

The first Lufthansa Airline flight arrived in Lagos on Thursday, 03 December 2020.

This latest development was disclosed in a statement issued by the airline on Friday.

According to the airline, it is expected to make up to eight weekly departures scheduled from Lagos and Abuja Airports to Frankfurt.

The German carrier will offer up to five weekly departures from Lagos to Frankfurt and starting

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on 08 December also connect the capital Abuja with three weekly departures.

Adenike Macaulay, General Manager, Nigeria & Equatorial Guinea Lufthansa Group Airlines, said, “All intending travellers to Nigeria must have tested negative for Covid-19 as

PCR test in the country of departure pre-boarding. The PCR test must be done within 120 hours before departure and preferably within 72

hours pre-boarding. International travellers will require a second test to be done in Nigeria, seven days after arrival.

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“All long-haul flights depart from Nigeria in the evening as overnight flights, arriving in

Lufthansa’s main hub Frankfurt in the early morning.

This allows all passengers from Nigeria to get the full choice of connecting flights to European, American and Asian destinations, leaving all from the same terminal 1.

‘’As we have received the final permission to reopen our flight operations, we are happy to be the first airline to reconnect Nigeria directly to the centre of Europe and onwards to all other continents.

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We offer a considerable number of flights to the US and Canada, allowing our Nigerian guests to have family members and friends again at reach throughout the world.

Health and safety continue to be our top priority and we are committed to maintaining strict adherence to hygiene regulations for all our flights.”

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