The Federal Government has announced July 17 as the new date to evacate another set of Nigerians who wish to return to the country from the United States America, USA, but are trapped as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Announcung this in a statement the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York said the flight would take-off from the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, and arrive at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The statement reads “The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved a 3rd evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in the USA, which will be Ethiopian Airlines, Flight No. ET509 scheduled to depart Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey on Friday, July 17, 2020 by 2115hrs and arrive Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja by 1325hrs on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
“Consequently, all prospective evacuees, duly registered with any of the three Nigerian Missions in the USA, should purchase their one-way ticket on Ethiopian Airlines’ website at the cost of USD1,250 for Economy and USD2,800 for Business Class.”null
The Consulate noted that evacuees would observe the repatriation protocols put in place by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.
It said returnees must test negative for Covid-19 before departure and would be made to undergo mandatory 14 days self-isolation and take another Covid-19 test upon arrival in Nigeria.
160 Nigerians had previously been evacuated from the US while a second evacuation flight has been fixed from the Newark Airport to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport for July 3.