COVID-19, West African Countries Stopped US Flight to Pass Their Airspace Amid Lockdown - Focus News


Monday, 6 April 2020

COVID-19, West African Countries Stopped US Flight to Pass Their Airspace Amid Lockdown

  West Africa countries did not allow US flight to pass through its airspace last Friday over Coronavirus. 

  Following the strict lockdown ordered by West Africa countries to contain the spread of deadly Coronavirus,  US citizens who were intending to fly back to their country were stranded because the flight clearance could not be made through West Africa countries as all air spaces were closed. 

  In Vanguard report, American citizens, who were scheduled on Friday to depart Nigeria to US through the Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos as a result of coronavirus pandemic experienced a delay.

  The US Mission in Nigeria had made it known to its citizens on Sunday via it's Facebook page that the US Government has redressed the issue and a repatriation flight has been made and successfully left Nigeria for US Saturday morning from Abuja, reacting that, people should disregard false information spread online over the issue. 

It emphasized that, it did not asked for proof of paid taxes and people should only heed to the information obtained from the US Government sites only. 

“We do not ask for proof of paid taxes and always look for accurate information on repatriation flights from USG sites only.”

It said: “Unfortunately, two flights that were scheduled to depart Lagos on Friday were cancelled due to flight clearance issues in other West African states.

“The US government immediately took action to redress the situation and the flights have been rescheduled.

“As promised, everyone who was confirmed on Friday’s flights will have a seat on the rescheduled flights.”

Kindly share this story. 

For latest updates join Our Whatsapp group here or save +234(0)9021213957
And follow us on twitter via @focusnews15 or like Our Facebook Page here

No comments:

Post a comment