Some major airlines have been barred by the federal government from resuming international flights when restriction is lifted tomorrow.
The Federal Government has stated that some international airlines will not be allowed to operate in Nigeria as international flights resume on Saturday.
The international airlines denied flying approval, according to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, include Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines and others.
Some airlines were however denied approval because international flights were yet to resume in their countries.
They are Cape Verde and South African airlines.
The airlines given licence to operate include: Middle-East, British Airways, Delta airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egyptair, Air Peace, Virgin Atlantic, Asky, Africa World Airways (AWA), Air Cote-d’Ivoire, Kenya Airways, Emirate, and Turkish airlines.
They are expected to operate within COVID-19 protocols.
Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, Sirika also issued further guidelines for arriving and departing international passengers.