Monday, August 3, 2020

Emirate Repatriation Flights

United Arab Emirates (UAE) official from the Dubai tourism has stated that Nigerians are not banned from visiting Dubai, contrary to earlier reports.

Stella Fubara-Obinwa, its Director Africa, International Operations, made this known during a webinar organized by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), themed “Tourism Business Opportunities in Face of New Normal.”

Fubara-Obinwa said there was never a time, nor was there any publication, which reported that Nigerians had been banned from visiting the UAE.

“I challenge people to show me any publication from the United Arab Emirates which states that Nigerians had been banned from the country.

“This is fake news and am not happy with the development from the Nigeria travel agents.

“Nigeria is very important to Dubai; Nigeria has the highest number of travellers to Dubai, out of the 41 sub-Sahara countries.

“As a matter of fact, Dubai is ready to accommodate visitors, likewise every hospitality business, while we adhere to the new COVID-19 restrictions,” she said.

Fubara-Obinwa said Dubai had been opened to tourists from July 7, adding that safety measures had been put in place across all hospitality and tourism outfits.

She noted that Dubai was recently recognized as a safe destination by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

According to her, in Dubai now, a tourist is expected to have a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at any accredited laboratory in their countries, 96 hours before embarking on a trip to Dubai.

She explained that this would make travellers ascertain their COVID-19 status prior to their journey to Dubai to guide against spreading the virus.

KLM, Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines are offering an evacuation /repatriation flights from Nigeria.

Emirates is now offering all its passengers free global cover for COVID-19 related costs. This free cover is for your health and quarantine costs if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 on your travels and this applies to all classes of tickets booked


See below the locations and dates for these deals and note that terms and conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions
Tickets are non-refundable AND one-way.
Change are not permitted for repatriation flights

Flights are only for Citizens and Permanent Residents of destination countries.

Any of the destinations must be your final destination.

These flights are not for visiting visas or with Nigerian passports.

This is a repatriation/evacuation flights

You will need a COVID-19 negative test to board this plane at least 96 hours before you board the plane from any of the government-approved laboratories. Click here to see the list

We highly recommend that Passengers arrive 5 hours prior to departure for check-in, however not later than 4 hours before scheduled departure.

All passengers are expected to present required travel documents:
Confirmed Ticket
Valid Passport or UAE UAE residence permit
Confirmation of approval by GDRFA (General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs) or ICA.


To get a quote, please send your request and passport biodata page of the traveller immediately to For more information, please call or WhatsApp: 0803 314 7891 Now!

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