Nigeria, a country located on the western coast of Africa. Received good news stating that the Emirates airline is set to resume its operation between Dubai and Nigeria. This is after the presidential task force had initially refused the airline to conduct tests on COVID 19. As of December 5, 2021, the airline is set to resume with the mandate COVID 19 test for all travelers. The test is to be conducted three days before departure and another on arrival at the UAE.
The Emirates, the world’s largest airline is set to operate to and from Nigeria with daily flights, giving travelers access to Dubai, a popular holiday and business destination. The Emirates will fly to Abuja, EK 785 and 786 leaving Dubai at 1100hrs arriving at Abuja 1540hrs. The return flight EK 786 will take off from Abuja at 1900hrs arriving at Dubai at 0435hrs the next day. To facilitate safe travels, the airline states rules to be followed for all travelers. They must hold a negative COVID 19 PCR certificate for a test taken less than 72 hours before departure.
The travelers must obtain their certificates from the stated laboratories to be accepted on the flight. The Emirates removed some conditions for traveling one being antigen tests no longer required for passengers flying to Dubai. All travelers have to be tested on arrival at Dubai International Airport which is done free of charge. There is a return of fares for economy class cost from Dh2500 to Abuja and from Dh2,145 to Lagos.
The resuming of flights opens up the country as foreign exchange is to be experienced once more and their tourism sector to build up as it was dying slowly. The losses that occur due to the stop of the airline into the country, the jobs lost are yet to be recovered. The flow of goods into Nigeria is set to increase due to the resumption of the airline. The foreign direct investments create productive assets that will generate a long-term flow of people and ideas into the country that acts as the fundamentals of economic growth.
The country is yet to experience more advantages leading to increased growth and stability, thanks to the Emirates airline.