FAAN bans non-travelling passengers from airport as flight operations resume

As the country gets ready for the gradual reopening of airports for flight operations, the Federal Government has issued flight resumption protocols for passengers who wish to travel.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced that with the resumption of commercial flight operations at various airports, passengers who are not travelling will not be allowed into the airport terminal building.

This was disclosed by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria on Monday, June 16, 2020, through a tweet post from the government aviation agency’s official Twitter handle.

This is part of the new protocol to be implemented by FAAN in adherence to the safety measures that had been announced by the Presidential Rask Force (PTF) for Covid-19, and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

It means that only passengers with valid travel documents will be allowed inside the airport terminal building.

In preparation for the gradual reopening of commercial flight operations, FAAN advised passengers to maintain 2 meters’ distance from each other at the airports, while pointing out that those without face masks on would not be allowed into the airports’ premises.

Following indications that domestic flight operations might be resuming on June 21, 2020, FAAN, together with other aviation agencies has been meeting with domestic airlines and airport operators on the modalities and health protocols as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with standard practice.

The Federal Government had on March 23, 2020, shut all airports in the country to commercial flight operations, as part of measures to contain the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic. This flight ban had been extended a couple of times by the government, due to the rise in cases.

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