Saturday, 25 April 2020


Nine hundred British citizens stranded in Nigeria are set to return home on three flights chartered by the United Kingdom Government.

Once completed, these additional flights will bring the total number of people flown back to the UK from Nigeria on government charter flights to around 2,000.

Many Britons have been evacuated on arranged flights from Lagos and Abuja airports to London on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK government said the 900 Britons to be evacuated soon made the top priority list including vulnerable citizens and those who were on short visits to Nigeria before the Federal Government ordered the closure of airports in the country.

A statement from the British High Commission in Abuja on Friday said the flights would take off on April 28, Abuja-London; May 1, Lagos-London and May 5, Lagos-London.

It stated, “The additional charter flights have been arranged for British travellers and their dependents, whose primary residence is the UK. Priority is given to the most vulnerable travellers, for example, people with health conditions.”

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