385 Americans, 200 Canadians evacuated from Nigeria over Coronavirus

Lagos airport

No fewer than 200 Canadians and 385 Americans have been evacuated from Nigeria, following the outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 200 Canadians were evacuated from the country through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday.

The Canadians were airlifted by an Ethiopian airline Boeing 767, flight ET8201 with Registration number ET-ALO, after the mandatory screening and boarding formality.

The aircraft took off to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja were it will carry other Canadian nationality.

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The aircraft took off with 137 Canadians and 11 crew members.

Also, another aircraft belonging to the same Ethiopian airline evacuated 385 Americans through the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos after the departure of the first flight.

The aircraft, a Boeing 777-300 series took off directly to Washington DC, USA from Lagos without going through Abuja to pick other passengers.

Recall some Egyptians were on Sunday also evacuated from Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The Egyptian government on Sunday evacuated its citizens from the country through Air Peace airline. The flight took off from Owerri, Imo State where 37 Egyptians boarded the flight at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri.

The Air Peace aircraft for the evacuation essential flight arrived at the Owerri airport after midday and departed later to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

This evacuation of the Canadians is the 8th evacuation embarked on by different countries thus far since the shut down of passenger flight Operations into the country.

So far, Air Peace airline has done two evacuations of foreign nationals, the first was the evacuation of Israelis from Lagos via Abuja to Tell Aviv.

So far, Air France and Lufthansa have evacuated over 800 French and German nationals through Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos.


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