UAE recently barred Nigerian Travellers, among other countries, from coming into their countryside due to the ravaging Omicron Variant of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
However, a more recent development has shown that the United Arab Emirates revisited its earlier decision and lifted the ban on international flights, including Nigeria.
While UAE has started receiving passengers from Monday 13, 2021, the media still awaits an official acknowledgement of the act by the various countries affected by the initial ban.
According to the report, before the lifting of the bar, a source from Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that the passengers from Nigeria were seen booking tickets to travel to Dubai and were granted passage, adding that it was because the authorities discovered 37 new cases of the infection before that triggered their decision.
For over eight months, the government of Nigeria and UAE have been engulfed in a tit-for-tat over Covid-19 regulations and, most recently, the allocation of frequencies and slots to Emirates and Air Peace.