As part of the new protocols for the resumption of flights amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Airports Authority says passengers should arrive at airports three hours before flight time.
FAAN, on Monday, said on its Twitter handle that the early arrival by travellers would give the room for efficient checks and screening before boarding.
“COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks,” it tweeted.
FAAN also warned that persons not wearing facemasks would be barred from the airport premises, urging travellers at the airport to maintain two-metre distance from one another.
Recall that the Federal Government recently said that civil aviation authorities would determine resumption of domestic flights in the country.
In March, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the closure of Nigeria’s airports and airspace on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since then, local and international commercial flights were stopped, but the President’s directive allowed the operation of essential flights, including those for medical and evacuation purposes, amongst others.