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Emirates to resume flights to Nigeria

Emirates has announced that it will restart flights between Dubai and Nigeria on 5th December 2021.

Starting 5th December 2021, Emirates will once again operate flights between Dubai International Airport and Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport & Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The flights to Lagos will be operated with the following schedule:

  • Dubai-Lagos
  • Departure time: 10:30
  • Arrival time: 15:40
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: EK783
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Lagos-Dubai
  • Departure time: 18:10
  • Arrival time: 04:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: EK784
  • Frequency: Daily

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The flights to Abuja will be operated with the following schedule:

  • Dubai-Abuja
  • Departure time: 11:00
  • Arrival time: 15:40
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: EK785
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Abuja-Dubai
  • Departure time: 19:00
  • Arrival time: 04:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: EK786
  • Frequency: Daily

These flights will be operated by a Boeing B777-300ER aircraft. Passengers travelling to and from Nigeria will be able to connect via Dubai to the Emirates network of over 120 global destinations.

COVID-19 tests are mandatory for all inbound passengers arriving in Dubai, including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from. Travellers coming from Nigeria must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test report for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. Additionally, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has specified designated laboratories for passengers departing Nigeria and travellers must obtain their certificate from one of the labs listed here to be accepted on the flight. Travellers coming from Nigeria will also need to take another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International Airport.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently announced that it has decided to postpone the launch of flights to Tel Aviv and Israel due to border closures amid concerns of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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