COVID-19: FG Plans To Evacuate More Nigerians From US


The federal government of Nigeria has wind up plans to evacuate more Nigerian by air from the United States.

On behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the US, The Consulate General of Nigeria in New York announced this in a statement dated Wednesday, June 17.

According to the Consulate General, the evacuees will depart the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane.

According to the statement, only those free of COVID-19 and with body temperatures below 38 degrees centigrade would be allowed to board the plane.

It added that prospective travelers will be subject to instructions of Port Health Services (PHS), officials and entry screening protocols on arrival in Nigeria.

The exercise which is slated for July 3, will be the second special flight for Nigerian citizens stranded in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic after the first batch of 160 Nigerians returned home on May 10.

Evacuees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on July 4.

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