Domestic passengers to arrive 90 minutes before takeoff – Minister

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By Abujah Racheal

Minister , Hadi Sirika, says passengers on domestic flights are to arrive airport one hour, 30 minutes before take-off.

Sirika announced this during Presidential (PTF) briefing, on COVID-19 on in .

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the on arrival time is a reduction from the initial three hours standard set by the Ministry and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), after the airports where reopened following the COVID-19 ban.

The minister explained that the reason for the because the planes have been sequenced in such a way that the crowd at the airports have been reduced drastically and hence, the decision to the arrival time.

NAN recalls that FAAN had earlier said that passengers, would be travelling upon resumption of flights, must be at the airport three hours before take-off time.

This, said, to allow time for passengers to go through the COVID-19 checks before boarding flights.

The agency shared the information on its official Twiter account “COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19’’.

In an earlier announcement, FAAN said persons without face masks would be allowed entry into the airport terminal building.

also advised passengers to maintain a two-metre distance from one another.

Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s Corporate Affairs Manager, had also said that escorts of VIPs would no longer be allowed to follow their subjects into the terminal.

Yakubu added that such individuals would be subjected to all checks.