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Finally, Lufthansa Resumes Scheduled Flights to Nigeria



After suspending flights to Nigeria 8 months ago due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, Lufthansa is back to Nigeria with regular flights to Lagos and Abuja.


The service resumed on 3 December 2020, with a flight to Lagos from Frankfurt, Germany. The carrier will offer up to five weekly departures from Lagos to Frankfurt and starting on 08 December also connect the capital Abuja with three weekly departures.


The nonstop flight will commence with three weekly departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to be increased to five weekly frequencies every day except Tuesdays and Sundays. After its arrival in Lagos, this service will continue to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.


Lufthansa flight LH568, Frankfurt to Lagos, serviced by an Airbus 330-300, offers passengers seats in all three classes, including Business Class and Premium Economy Class.


LH594 will be the flight number to Abuja with three weekly departures. An Airbus 330-300 connects the Nigerian capital to the financial centre of Germany, Frankfurt, also with seats in three classes.


It is planned that this flight will also resume service to Port Harcourt; however, this onward flight is not yet confirmed until the airport is reopened.


Flights depart from Nigeria in the evening and arrive Frankfurt in the early morning, allowing passengers from Nigeria to connect to European, American and Asian destinations from the same terminal 1.


As of now, all flights can be booked immediately through the usual distribution channels and the airlines’ website www.lufthansa.com.


Lufthansa Group has taken special hygiene measures to protect passengers and employees. Details of these measures can be found at www.lufthansa.com/de/en/protection-measures. Passengers are required to check travel and destination entry requirements before departure.


All intending travellers to Nigeria must have tested negative for Covid-19 as PCR test in the country of departure. The PCR test must be done within 120 hours before departure and preferably within 72 hours pre-boarding.


International travellers will require a second test to be done in Nigeria, seven days after arrival. Registration for travellers to Nigeria is mandatory on https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/.


For those travelling to Germany, no mandatory PCR test is required. However, passengers are required to register on https://einreiseanmeldung.de and stay in quarantine for 10 days after entry.


Transit passengers are expected to abide by health and safety measures in their destination Country.

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