Nigerians Stranded In Canada To Arrive Abuja On Friday


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Nigerian High Commission in Canada
has announced that some Nigerians stranded in Canada are expected to arrive in the country on Friday, August 21.

According to Punch, this was contained in a memo by the High Commission in Canada released on Tuesday, August 19.

The memo with reference no NHC/OTT/ADM.56/1 is titled ‘2nd evacuation flight from Canada to Nigeria’.

The high commission noted that the evacuees would depart Canada for Nigeria at 03:00pm on Thursday and arrive on Friday. 

It said;

The government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved a second evacuation flight for the airlifting of Nigerian nationals who are stranded in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Boeing 787-Dreamliner, ET 553, operated by Ethiopian Airline is scheduled to depart the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 15:00 hours local time, to arrive the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on August 21, 2020 at 08:00 hours local time and thereafter, proceed to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The Commission added;

The airfare is as detailed below: Economy class to Abuja is $1250 while Lagos is $1350; Business class to Abuja $2800 while Lagos is $2900; Children – $950 while infant – $100.

The High Commission wishes to inform that in accordance with the guidelines of the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, it is mandatory for all intending evacuees to undergo a COVID-19 test and produce an original COVID-19 negative result, not older than 14 days to departure.

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