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Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by Rheminix(m): 3:36am On Sep 28, 2020
Ahhh me i dey hear strike may dem no just wine person.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by recievesense: 1:02pm On Sep 28, 2020
Rheminix:
thats because they are not requesting for covid

Please explain
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by Pinky(f): 1:13am On Sep 29, 2020
recievesense:


I want to use British Airways. Called them to inquire if you need a PCR to depart Nigeria and they redirected me to Natip.ncdc

The info is not there
what you need to do is to check what the entry requirements are for the country you are heading to. It really isn't the airlines requesting a PCR test but the countries they are flying you to. If your destination requires a negative PCR test, then British Airways or any airline you intend to fly will be mandated to see the result before you board

Hope this helps

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Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by recievesense: 1:29am On Sep 29, 2020
Pinky:

what you need to do is to check what the entry requirements are for the country you are heading to. It really isn't the airlines requesting a PCR test but the countries they are flying you to. If your destination requires a negative PCR test, then British Airways or any airline you intend to fly will be mandated to see the result before you board

Hope this helps

it's the USA thanks

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Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by Bossman(m): 5:13am On Sep 29, 2020
USA does not require a PCR test.

recievesense:


it's the USA thanks

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Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by poshemmanuel(m): 11:01am On Sep 29, 2020
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Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by ricki: 3:06pm On Sep 29, 2020
Divine88:

I fly to Lagos last week with Ethiopian airline and came back to the UK yesterday with the same airline.
Yes you are entitled to 23kg x 23kg and a hand luggage.
Food is served on the plane as well. Enjoy your flight ��

Abeg can you itemise the procedure pls including which airlines accepted. UK to naija
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by GenBuhari(m): 8:25pm On Sep 29, 2020
dives:
Hello. Please for incoming passengers, does the Nigerian Immigration collect passports at the airport?
No need to worry, I am sure if you dash them something you can leave with your passport.

Even if they want to collect it, you could just " lose it" . How can they collect a passport that you have lost?

Even if you hand in you passport, ensure it is only your Nigerian passport you give them and let them keep it. Don't be going for any nonsense coro test oo.

When you need to fly out again use your other International passport, kapish!
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by GenBuhari(m): 8:58pm On Sep 29, 2020
Pinky:


I will keep tabs with you, I am in same dilemma, need to go to Nigeria for 5 days but not sure what the rules for the testing will be in such a scenario
Don't worry just ruck up to the airport ready to purchase a flight ticket. Everything else will fall in place.
Don't take the test, if it is required and they ask whether you had taken it say yes. They don't ask for proof.
I learnt from this YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRhZU4Kbgt8#menu
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by GenBuhari(m): 9:24pm On Sep 29, 2020
Is Kenyan Airways flying from Nigeria to UK? If so can any one share their experience?
what are flight ticket prices Nigeria to UK?
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by GenBuhari(m): 9:32pm On Sep 29, 2020
ayinba1:
Confirmed landing at Lagos and Abuja airports.

Virgin
Turkish
Ethiopian

Is kenyan Airways flying from Nigeria to UK?
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by Bossman(m): 1:30am On Oct 02, 2020
Even if they do, it will not be a direct flight. It will be routed through their hub in Nairobi.
GenBuhari:


Is kenyan Airways flying from Nigeria to UK?
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by GenBuhari(m): 2:32am On Oct 02, 2020
Bossman:
Even if they do, it will not be a direct flight. It will be routed through their hub in Nairobi.
That is normal.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by Teds(f): 5:40am On Oct 02, 2020
Please I have a question...
Does anyone know if the pre boarding covid test starts to count from your first flight even though you are still in your country of residence? So say I have 3 connecting flights, the first two flights are in the same country but different locations, does the pre boarding test hours start from the first location or the second location?
Also, the airline I am using within country is not listed on the NCDC portal should I just select the airline that will actually be taking me into naija?
Thank you for your help...
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by America001: 2:01pm On Oct 03, 2020
Please has anyone traveled to Lagos from Dubai post lockdown?
Apart from Emirates, which other airline plies this route currently?
I ask cos so many airlines are selling tickets online even the ones that are not permitted in Nigerian airspace currently
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by Avchi: 2:28pm On Oct 03, 2020
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Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by ricki: 4:39pm On Oct 03, 2020
Avchi:
Since flights have resumed in Nigeria, people have not only started flying in and out of Nigeria, but those wanting to relocate to another country have started taking drastic steps
The Canadian government has made room for more immigrants. Relocate to Canada through a tested and trusted pathway, which is the Rural and Northern Canada Immigration Blueprint, even if you didn't pass IELTS.
It's very affordable and you can get your Canadian Permanent Residence in 6-9 months.
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Why dont you go then??

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Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by GGtutanuta: 8:29pm On Oct 03, 2020
Pls,has anyone traveled from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia After Corona Pandemic?..My Agent told me Nigerians have not been entering KSA...pls how true is this?...Thanks
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by Cadillac15(m): 7:51am On Oct 04, 2020
Updated flight schedule for the month of October 2020.

Emirates and Etihad still missing.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by America001: 1:17pm On Oct 04, 2020
Cadillac15:
Updated flight schedule for the month of October 2020.

Emirates and Etihad still missing.

What about Egypt Air?
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by GGtutanuta: 2:06am On Oct 05, 2020
Cadillac15:
Updated flight schedule for the month of October 2020.

Emirates and Etihad still missing.



Okay Thanks.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by dasparrow: 2:14am On Oct 05, 2020
ricki:


Why dont you go then??

Excellent question!
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by 9africa: 10:26am On Oct 11, 2020
ukay2:


Thank you Sir.

How long can one wait before getting the free NHS covid test in UK?

As in the protocol to follow to get the free NHS covid test?

does the 96 hours starts counting from the time of the test of from the time the result was received?
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by ottiz: 10:50am On Oct 11, 2020
9africa:
does the 96 hours starts counting from the time of the test of from the time the result was received?

From the time of testing, and it is now 120 hours, not 96 hours.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by 9africa: 11:32am On Oct 11, 2020
[quote author=ottiz post=94827967]

From the time of testing, and it is now 120 hours, not 96 hours.[/quote
This whole thing is really confusing,for someone that has to fly an 11:30 flight how then do I match the hours cos obviously no test centre will be open to test that late to match the hours required before boarding
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by ottiz: 12:16pm On Oct 11, 2020
@9africa

I don't quite understand you, but basically, what they are saying is that you should have a negative Covid-19 test result prior to boarding the first flight, and the testing must have occurred not more than 5 days (120 hours) prior to boarding, preferably 3 days (72 hours).

I believe this is fair, since most labs have about 48 to 96 hours turnaround time.

So, if your flight is at 11:30 AM on October 17th, you should try and schedule your test for October 12th (from 2:00 PM, to play it safe) or October 13th (anytime). This will give ample time to get the results back in time for your flight.

Remember, this is the PCR test, not the rapid (Antigen) test.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by 9africa: 12:44pm On Oct 11, 2020
ottiz:
@9africa

I don't quite understand you, but basically, what they are saying is that you should have a negative Covid-19 test result prior to boarding the first flight, and the testing must have occurred not more than 5 days (120 hours) prior to boarding, preferably 3 days (72 hours).

I believe this is fair, since most labs have about 48 to 96 hours turnaround time.

So, if your flight is at 11:30 AM on October 17th, you should try and schedule your test for October 12th (from 2:00 PM, to play it safe) or October 13th (anytime). This will give ample time to get the results back in time for your flight.

Remember, this is the PCR test, not the rapid (Antigen) test.
I really appreciate your response,my partner is supposed to fly in from SA on Saturday and the flight is scheduled for 11:30pm Saturday night to arrive Nigeria 1pm Sunday,it has a 4 hour stop in Kigali,when best should the test be taken that she won’t be refused boarding? I’d really appreciate a response
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by ottiz: 2:08pm On Oct 11, 2020
9africa:

I really appreciate your response,my partner is supposed to fly in from SA on Saturday and the flight is scheduled for 11:30pm Saturday night to arrive Nigeria 1pm Sunday,it has a 4 hour stop in Kigali,when best should the test be taken that she won’t be refused boarding? I’d really appreciate a response

Any time from Tuesday onward should be okay.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by 9africa: 4:06pm On Oct 11, 2020
ottiz:


Any time from Tuesday onward should be okay.

If the test is carried out on Tuesday let’s say 10am it won’t amount to 120 hours before Saturday 11:30pm,would they allow her board still?thanks a lot
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by ottiz: 5:47pm On Oct 11, 2020
9africa:


If the test is carried out on Tuesday let’s say 10am it won’t amount to 120 hours before Saturday 11:30pm,would they allow her board still?thanks a lot

That's the goal! She'll be allowed to board, if Covid-19 negative.
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by 9africa: 6:08pm On Oct 11, 2020
ottiz:


That's the goal! She'll be allowed to board, if Covid-19 negative.
Thank you very much you have really been helpful will let her know to do the test on Tuesday
Re: Nigerian Airspace Reopening: Share Your Travel Experience Post-lockdown by poshemmanuel(m): 4:08pm On Oct 14, 2020
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