SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, (THEWILL) – Ahead of the resumption of commercial flights in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers to arrive airports at least three hours before flight time.
The Authority made this known on Monday as part of the new protocols for the restart of flights amid the coronavirus pandemic saying the early arrival by travellers would enable efficient checks and screening before boarding.
“COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks,” it wrote on Twitter.
FAAN also urged travellers to maintain two metres distance from each other at the airports while noting that persons not wearing their face masks will not be allowed into airports’ premises.
Nigeria’s airports and airspace were shut in March by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commercial flights, both local and international, had stopped forthwith but the President’s directive allowed the operation of essential flights including those for medical and evacuation purposes, amongst others.