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Quarantine measures in Nigeria, 34 others stall aviation restartBusiness

Quarantine measures in Nigeria, 34 others stall aviation restartBusiness
Resumption of flight services notwithstanding, shades of quarantine restrictions in Nigeria and 34 other countries in Africa and Middle East

•NCAA mulls N27b bailout for local airlines Resumption of flight services notwithstanding, shades of quarantine restrictions in Nigeria and 34 other countries in Africa and the Middle East have been identified as impediments to aviation restart in the region.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) yesterday called on governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies.Testing is an alternative method that will also save travel and tourism jobs,” said Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East.Quarantines, closed borders and travel restrictions continue to decimate travel demand in Africa and the Middle East.

Traffic levels in Africa and the Middle East saw the largest drop of all regions in July compared to 2019 levels.7 per cent below 2019 levels and in the Middle East 95.

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