Evacuation: federal govt approves 7th evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in US

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The federal government has approved the seventh evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in the United States.

This is coming as 256 Nigerians have been evacuated from Morocco and Niger Republic between Wednesday and Thursday.

the flight would thereafter arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on the same

The Consulate General of Nigeria in the US in a statement dated July 29, but made available to journalists yesterday, said the flight was scheduled to depart George Bush International Airport, Houston, Texas on August 15 and would arrive in Abuja on August 16.

The Consulate said all prospective evacuees duly registered with any of the three Nigerian Missions in the USA could purchase their one-way ticket from Ethiopian Airlines.

It noted that the fare is $1,500 for economy class and $3,000 for business class for adult/child fare, including all taxes, with the usual percentage reduction for infants under two years.

in accordance with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 protocols, all prospective evacuees must present the original copy of a COVID-19 negative test result, not older than 14 days on the day of departure and preferably not less than five days on the day of departure, the consulate added

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