FG To Evacuate More Nigerians From The US

The Federal Government (FG) says it has finalized plans and arrangements to evacuate more Nigerians by air from the U.S.

The Consulate General of Nigeria in New York disclosed this in a statement on June 17, on behalf of the Nigerian Mission in the U.S

The exercise which is to transport those Nigerians stranded in the U.S due to the COVID-19 is scheduled for July 3 and will be Nigeria’s second special flight mission.


“In accordance with the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, all prospective evacuees must present an original COVID-19 negative test result (not older than 14 days) at the airport of departure.“They must also undergo a temperature check four hours before departure.

“Any intending evacuee without the stipulated test result, or with a body temperature above 38 degrees centigrade, or any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, will not be allowed to check in.

“While on board, all prospective evacuees are required to be in possession of a hand sanitiser for intermittent use throughout the journey and wear face masks.”


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