The federal government has approved the 6th evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in the United States.
In a statement dated 20th July by the consulate general of Nigeria, New York, was made available to journalists on Fridays said the flight was scheduled to depart Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey on Friday, 7th August 2020.
The Ethiopian Airlines Flight No. ET509 will arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday, 8th August 2020, before going to Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
All prospective evacuees duly registered with any of the three Nigerian Mission in the US should purchase their one way tickets through www.ethiopianairlines.com at the cost of $1,250 for Abuja and $1,350 for Lagos bound passengers, said by the consulate.
For Economy Class, $2,800 (Abuja) and $2,,900.00 (Lagos); for Business Class for adult/child fare, including all taxes, with the usual percentage reduction for infants under 2 years.
It added, all prospective evacuees who purchased tickets, should immediately forward a copy of their ticket, with the Name, Tel. No. and Contact Address of their Next of Kin in Nigeria to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
And all the prospective evacuees must present documentary evidence of a negative Covid 19 PCR test result, which must not be older than 14 days and preferably not less than five days to the date of departure and would undergo temperature checks five hours before departure, and any intending evacuee without the stipulated test result would not be allowed to check in, and face mask is required, hand sanitizers and must adhere strictly to all instructions.