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Covid-19 Updates

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UPDATE ON CLARIFICATION ON FLIGHT RESTRICTION INTO NIGERIA DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:44:00 AM


OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL
NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

ALL OPERATORS LETTER (DG 005/20)

Ref: NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/108 Date: 23 March 2020

To: ALL NIGERIAN OPERATORS AND FOREIGN OPERATORS FLYING INTO NIGERIA

From: NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

ATTN: ACCOUNTABLE MANAGER /COUNTRY MANAGER

Subject: UPDATE ON CLARIFICATION ON FLIGHT RESTRICTION INTO NIGERIA DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, you are hereby directed to deploy the following measures to protect the passengers and the general public against the spread of the COVID-19:

  1. All personnel without exception entering any airport terminal must undergo temperature check and hand cleaning with sanitizer (all domestic and international terminals).
  2. All passengers without exception must undergo temperature check and hand cleaning with sanitizer at all terminals (domestic and international) before being allowed to board aircraft.
  3. All aircraft must be disinfected before each flight.
    Please be guided accordingly.

Captain Musa S. Nuhu
Director General/CE0

UPDATE ON CLARIFICATION OF FLIGHT RESTRICTION INTO NIGERIA DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Monday, March 23, 2020 10:32:58 PM


OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL
NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

ALL OPERATORS LETTER (DG 001/20)

Ref : NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/106

Date: 21st March, 2020

To: ALL NIGERIAN OPERATORS AND FOREIGN OPERATORS FLYING INTO NIGERIA

From: NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY ATTN ACCOUNTABLE MANAGER/COUNTRY MANAGER

Subject: UPDATE ON CLARIFICATION ON FLIGHT RESTRICTION INTO NIGERIA DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday 23rd March at 23002 to 23rd April at 2300Z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to all International flights.
Emergency and essential flights are exempted from this restriction.

This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN), Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN) and Port-Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) effective Saturday 21 March at 2300Z.

Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights.
Domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports.
All airlines are required to submit passenger manifest to Port Health Authorities prior to arrival of flights into Nigeria.
Please be guided accordingly.

Signed By:

Captain Musa S Nuhu

Director General/CEO
Corporate Headquarters:
Nnamdi Azikiwe Int'l Airport, Domestic Wing, Abuja. Tel: +234 (1) 7610041. +234 (1) 7610042, +234 (1) 7610043, +234 (1) 7610044, Tel/Fax: +234 807 729 1113,
Lagos Office: AVIATION HOUSE, Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Domestic Wing, Ikeja Tel: +234 (1) 4721521,+234 (1) 2790439; Fax: +234 (1) 2790421; Consumer Protection: +234 (1) 7607286 (24hrs); Airworthiness: +234 (1)4734482; Licencing: +234 (1) 7739972: Operations: +234 (1)4714339; Switch Board: +234 (1) 7610036, +234 (1) 7610037;
Email: info@ncaa.gov.ng;
Website: www.ncaa.gov.ng

NCAA HARMONISES COVID-19 PREVENTIVE

Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:02:01 AM

Following the first recorded confirmed case of COVID-19 on 27th February 2020, of an Italian travelling from Milan who came in through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday, 24th February 2020.

The Federal Ministry of Health, The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos State Ministry of Health, and Ogun State Ministry of Health have swiftly responded to ensure there is no further spread of the disease.

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in line with the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) has been working with the Federal Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders in the aviation industry to ensure all travellers coming into the country are adequately screened while causing minimum disruption to facilitation of travel.

NCAA will continue to ensure that airlines assist with the tracking of passengers who may have come in contact with the suspect or ill persons as well as other measures the National Surveillance Systems requires.

All contingency plans for public health events in Aviation have been activated including airport-specific Public Health Emergency Contingency Plans (PHECPs). NCAA has ensured that all measures adopted at Nigerian airports are in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and WHO International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

Airlines and other airport users are advised to heed the guidance of Port Health Services (a division of the Federal Ministry of Health and Competent Public Health Authority at Point of Entry) on the use of screening forms, assessment of suspect or ill travellers and any other measures they may adopt.Airlines, Airport operators, Security agencies and other aviation industry stakeholders are advised to take appropriate precautions to protect their staff.

We advise the travelling public to remain calm but alert and take the necessary precaution in protecting themselves while traveling, including alerting crew members and airport facilitation staff to travellers that may look ill or showing signs and symptoms of the disease.Travelers returning from countries experiencing community transmission of the COVID-19should present themselves to Port Health Services on arrival at the Point of Entry– International Airport. Travellers who develop signs and symptoms of the disease after returning from a trip abroad are to seek immediate medical attention at the nearest Health facility or call the NCDC on 0800-970000-10.

NCAA is committed to the safety of travellers and Nigeria’s National Health Security and will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure both.