People in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria on its re-opening day for domestic flight operations, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in July 2020. The country says it is planning to stop flights from four nations over the Omicron variant and subsequent ban of flights from Nigeria. File photo: Reuters
People in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria on its re-opening day for domestic flight operations, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in July 2020. The country says it is planning to stop flights from four nations over the Omicron variant and subsequent ban of flights from Nigeria. File photo: Reuters

Nigeria plans reciprocal ban on flights from four countries over Covid-19 Omicron variant

  • Nation expects to put Argentina, Britain, Canada, Saudi Arabia on a ‘red list’ this week, says aviation minister Hadi Sirika, ‘just like they did to us’
  • Several countries have restricted movement of people from some African nations since variant first detected

Topic |   Coronavirus Africa
People in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria on its re-opening day for domestic flight operations, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in July 2020. The country says it is planning to stop flights from four nations over the Omicron variant and subsequent ban of flights from Nigeria. File photo: Reuters
People in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria on its re-opening day for domestic flight operations, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in July 2020. The country says it is planning to stop flights from four nations over the Omicron variant and subsequent ban of flights from Nigeria. File photo: Reuters
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