Covid-19 Updates

1. TARGETED EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC: FLIGHT CREW PROFICIENCY (1)
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAO permitted alleviations to the Standards of the Annexes , as interim measures to support continued operations and the NCAA issued several exemptions from cert…
Effective Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
2. Take Off: Guidance for Air Travel Through The Covid-19 Public Health Crisis – Public Health Corridor Concept
The impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on global air transport is unprecedented. Airports have seen a drastic decline in global passenger traffic volumes for the first quarter of 20…
Effective Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
3. TARGETED EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC: FLIGHT CREW PROFICIENCY
At the start of the COVID -19 pandemic, ICAO permitted alleviations to the Standards of the Annexes, as interim measures to support continued operations and the NCAA issued several exemptions from cer…
Effective Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
4. STAGGERED RESUMPTION OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AT MALLAM AMINU KANO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, PORT HARCOURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND AKANU IBIAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Following the announcement by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the staggered resumption of international flights at the above airports, we wish to inform the industry of the following:…
Effective Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
5. SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS 'NO FLIGHT DUTY OR NO SAFETY RELATED DUTY' BY ALL NCAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has determined that NO NCAA Medical certificate holder shall act as pilot in command, or any capacity as a required flight crew member or Air Traffic Contr…
Effective Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
6. EXEMPTION DOC AIRCREW AND ATCO MEDICAL CERTS
This exemption is granted by virtue of the powers conferred on the Authority by the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations Part 1.4
Effective Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
7. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID -19 PANDEMIC
You will recall that the NCAA issued an All Operators Letter AOL DG046/20 reference number NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/288 dated 30th December 2020 to inform the industry of the issuance Exemption Document No N…
Effective Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
8. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC:FLIGHT CREW
Exemptions from certain regulatory requirements due to covid-19 pandemic flight crew proficiency You will recall that the NCAA issued and circulated an All Operators Letter AOL DG001/21 reference numb…
Effective Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
9. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19: PANDEMIC: FLIGHT CREW PROFICIENCY.
You will recall that the NCAA issued and circulated an All Operators Letter AOL DG044/20 reference number NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/284 dated 27th November 2020 to inform all air operators of the Exemption Do…
Effective Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
10. EXEMPTION DOCUMENT
The exemption is granted by virtue of the powers conferred on the Authority by the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations Part1.4
Effective Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
11. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC: MEDICAL ASSESSMENT AND CERT.
Background: Under the unprecedented circumstances associated with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and most parts of the world which has led to the imposition of flight restri…
Effective Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
12. PROTOCOL FOR ALL PASSENGERS ORIGINATING FROM UNITED KINGDOM (UK) AND SOUTH AFRICA
With the recent spike in cases of COVID -19 in Nigeria and the reported highly transmissible new variant of the virus in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the Federal Government of Nigeria through…
Effective Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
13. ONLINE PLATFORM SERVICES DIFFICULTIES
The All operators Letter (DG 037/20) wit Ref. NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/262 dated 8th September 2020 on the above subject refers:
Effective Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
14. UPDATED INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Following the partial resumption of International Flights as approved by Presidential Task Force (PTF) and subsequent requests for additional frequencies by airlines, please find attached the approved…
Effective Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
15. VALIDITY OF PERSONNEL LICENSES
You will recall that NCAA issued All Operators Letter AOL DG008/20 reference number NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/111 dated 1st April 2020 to permit all holders of NCAA issued personnel licenses to continue to ex…
Effective Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
16. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMICS: MEDICAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
1. Background Under the unprecedented circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the whole world and has led to the imposition of flight restrictions in global Civil Aviatio…
Effective Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
17. COVID-19 RESPONSE: REVISED QUARANTINE PROTOCOL FOR THE EVACUATION OF NIGERIANS STRANDED ABROAD AND RETURNEES /PERSONS ARRIVING NIGERIA FROM ANY COUNTRY
Airlines operating flights for the evacuation /repatriation of stranded Nigerians abroad shall carry out the following: 1. Ensure that their flights are signed off by the responsible Nigerian mission…
Effective Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
18. COVID-19 RESPONSE: REVISED QUARANTINE PROTOCOL FOR PERSONS ARRIVING IN NIGERIA FROM ANY COUNTRY
COVID-19 RESPONSE: REVISED QUARANTINE PROTOCOL FOR PERSONS ARRIVING IN NIGERIA FROM ANY COUNTRY (INCLUDING RETURNEES/STRANDED NIGERIANS)
Effective Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
19. EXEMPTION DOCUMENT PILOT PROFICIENCY
The exemption is granted by virtue of the powers conferred on the Authority by the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations Part 1.4. To All Nigerian Operator Certificate…
Effective Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
20. EXEMPTION DOCUMENT PILOT RECENCY
The exemption is granted by virtue of the powers conferred on the Authority by the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations Part 1.4. To All Nigerian Operator Certificate…
Effective Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
21. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMICS: FLIGHTS CREW RECENT EXPERIENCE AND PROFICIENCY
1. Background Under the unprecedented circumstances associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the whole world and has led to the imposition of flight restrictions in global Civil Aviatio…
Effective Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
22. Post Covid-19 Guidance For Aerodrome Operators Resumption Of Operations
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Circulars from Aerodrome Standards Department contains information about standards, practices and procedures that the Authority has found to be an Acceptable Means of…
Effective Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
23. Guidance On Facilitating Flight Operations And Protecting Ground Handling Crew,Flight Crew And Passengers During The COVID-19 Pandemic – Public Health Corridor Concept (PHCC)
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides guidance to Airport Operators to operate safely post COVID-19 lockdown. It aims to address the following concerns: - When sending crew on international flight oper…
Effective Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
24. Guidance On Facilitating Groundling Operations And Protecting Ground Handling Crew,Flight Crew And Passengers During The COVID-19 Pandemic – Public Health Corridor Concept (PHCC)
This Advisory Circular (AC) provides guidance to Airport Operators to operate safely post COVID-19 lockdown.
Effective Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
25. Post COVID-19 NCAA Guidelines For Air Navigation Services Providers; Recovery Of Air Navigation Services
This Advisory Circular is issued to provide information and guidance on health, safety and environmental measures required of ANSP now that the Federal Government is set to suspend the lockdown on ful…
Effective Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
26. Guidelines For NCAA Authorisation For Resumption Of Operations For Airports, Airlines, Cargo Operators And Aviation Security (AVSEC) Service Providers
This Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Advisory Circular from the Aviation Security Department contains information for NCAA Authorization for resumption of operations for Airports, Airlines, Cargo Ope…
Effective Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
27. Post COVID-19 Lockdown Airline Industry Restart Plan
This Advisory Circular is issued to provide information and guidance on health, safety and environmental measures required of all Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holders to restart flight operations p…
Effective Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
28. Guidance On Facilitating Flight Operations And Protecting Crew And Passengers During The COVID-19 Pandemic – Public Health Corridor Concept (PHCC)
PURPOSE. This Advisory Circular (AC) provides guidance to Airlines to operate safely post COVID-19 lockdown. It aims to address the following concerns:  When sending crew on international flight oper…
Effective Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
29. Advisory Circular NCAA-AC-FSG-001/20 : Post COVID-19 Lockdown Restart Plan Guidelines
This Advisory Circular is issued to provide information and guidance on health, safety and environmental measures required of all Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holders to restart flight operations p…
Effective Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
30. Guidance Material - Post COVID-19: NCAA Guidelines For Aerodrome Operators On Resumption Of Operations (Issued As A Supplementary To AC On AEP (NCAA-AC-ARD007-1)
1. The Federal Government on Monday 27th April 2020 announced the gradual phasing and controlled easing of the country's Iockdown from the 4th May 2020. Following this announcement, it is important fo…
Effective Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
31. Revised National Interim Guidance On Aircraft/Aviation Facilities Cleaning And Disinfection In Relation To The COVID-19 Pandemics
IMPORTANT: This AOL supersedes the one dated 20th April,2020. Changes are highlighted in grey. Around December 2019, an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus was identified in the province of Hubei,…
Effective Date: Monday, April 20, 2020
32. Update On Clarification On Flight Restriction Into Nigeria Due To COVID-19 Pandemic (1)
Our letter Ref. No: NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/106 dated 21st March 2020 with respect to restriction of international flights into Nigeria, refers. We wish to inform you that the closure of the five Internati…
Effective Date: Monday, April 20, 2020
33. NCAA COVID-19 Guidelines On The Management Of Crew Members
The World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th March 2020 declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic due to its devastating effects and spread to many countries of the world. Nigeria recorded its first co…
Effective Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
34. Update On Clarification On Flight Restriction Into Nigeria Due To COVID-19 Pandemic - Flight Crew Rest Protocols
Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that the following crew rest protocols have been developed to accommodate crew operating evacu…
Effective Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
35. COVID-19 Outbreak: Industry Communication From Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
On 29 March 2020, President Muhammad Buhari, announced a lockdown from 23:00hrs effective 30 March 2020 for 14 days in the first instance for Lagos State, Ogun Sate, and the Federal Capital Territory…
Effective Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
36. The Protocol For The Operation, Handling Of Cargo and Other Essential Flights
Further to our earlier letter on protocols for the operation and handling of cargo and other essential flights. Please find below the reviewed set of protocols which should be strictly adhered to by a…
Effective Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
37. The Protocol For The Operation And Handling Of Cargo And Other Essential Flights
Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, you are hereby directed to adhere strictly to the following protocol. Any deviation to these protocols will not be a…
Effective Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
38. 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 th…
Effective Date: Monday, March 23, 2020
39. 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, La…
Effective Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
40. Update Clarification On Flight Restriction Into Nigeria Due To COVID-19 Pandemic (1)
Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to confirm the following are considered Essential Flights: a) Aircraft in State of emergency b) Over fligh…
Effective Date: Monday, March 23, 2020
41. Update Clarification On Flight Restriction Into Nigeria Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
Further to our earlier letter on restriction of flight into Nigeria we wish to inform you that two (2) countries Austria and Sweden have been added to the thirteen (13) countries earlier listed. Aust…
Effective Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
42. Clarification On Flight Restriction Into Nigeria Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
The Federal Government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the Country for travelers from the following thirteen (13) Countries; China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South…
Effective Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
43. Notification of An Outbreak of A Novel Coronavirus (2019- NCOV) In Wuhan, Hubei Province Of China
Operators are hereby notified of the recent outbreak on a novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei province of China. The clinical signs and symptoms of virus are mainly fever, and difficult…
Effective Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
44. COVID-19 Outbreak: Industry Communication from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
On March 26, President Muhammadu Buhari, announced a lockdown from 23:00hrs effective 30 march 2002 for 14 days
Effective Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020