Nigeria is set to resume international flights in and out of the country after having shut down its airport in March to curb the spread of Covid-19.
According to a statement released Monday by the Ministry of Aviation, flights from Lagos, the West African nation’s commercial hub, and Abuja, its capital city will resume August 29. Travel within other cities will follow at a later date.
Nigeria has over 49,000 confirmed cases of the virus as of Monday, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.
The country’s minister for aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced at a televised briefing on Monday that Nigeria’s international airports have reached advanced stages of preparedness to resume operations.
Other countries like Tanzania and Senegal have opened their airports for travel as well.