Interstate travel ban will be reviewed after flights resume June 21 -FG

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Sani Aliyu has said that the ban on interstate travel will be reviewed after the resumption of flights in Nigeria.

“When we say from June 21, we mean that we are preparing the aviation sector towards that date,” Aliyu said.

“That date may not necessarily be June 21; it could be June 26, 28, or even July 1,” he said adding that “Once we open up the skies to domestic flights, then we would have to review the arrangements regarding interstate travel because you cannot have a ban on interstate travel and you have people flying from one state to another

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, mentioned that industry stakeholders should start developing protocols towards flight resumption.

“The aircraft has been parked for three months, we have to ensure that within now and that time, these airplanes are good and safe to fly,” he said.

He also explained that pilots and other members of the cabin crew would be required to undergo medicals and have their licenses renewed ahead of the planned resumption day.

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