News Brief: First international flight in five months lands in Lagos (Photos)

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The first international flight in five months, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Saturday, NAN reports.

The Federal Government had said international flight operations would kick-off Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Nigeria’s airspace was closed down to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

However, today, a Middle East Airline (MEA), which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, arrived at exactly 2.30pm.

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Officials of the Aerodrome and Rescue Fire Fighters welcomed the aircraft with a water cannon demonstration.

International flights kick-off at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Port Health Services (PHS), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and other relevant agencies, attended to the passengers aboard the airline.

International flights kick-off at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

On arrival at the terminal, passengers presented their COVID-19 PCR test results for screening by the Port Health Services officials, while their travelling papers, passports and visas were thoroughly checked by the immigration officials at the airport.

International flights kick-off at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

At the arrival and departure halls of the airports, the arriving and departing passengers observed the social distancing protocols, just as it is being currently observed on the domestic routes.

International flights kick-off at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Credit:- DailyPost Nigeria


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