Emirates
No one will be able to book tickets from Lagos and Abuja on Emirates until February 28. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Emirates airline has temporarily suspended flights from Nigeria to Dubai until February 28.

Passengers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Those who have been to - or connected through - Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE, said the airline in a statement.

However, Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue to operate as per the normal schedule. Emirates has been restoring its connectivity since all travel came to a halt in March 2020. The airline is currently flying to about 120 destinations, compared to 157 before the pandemic.

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