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Britons leaving Nigeria over Covid-19 to pay more for flight –High Commissioner



The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has said that Britons desiring to be evaluated from Nigeria to the United Kingdom (UK) would pay more.

The High Commissioner stated this on Friday when she gave an update on the evacuation arrangements for Britons in Nigeria.

Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many Britons have been demanding to be evaluated back to the UK.

Last week, hundreds of them were evacuated.

Earlier, Laing had said that tickets for flights operated by British Airways would be “just under £500”.

However, in a statement this Friday, she said those who still wanted to be evaluated would have to pay a “slightly different price”.

The next batch of flights is scheduled for April 28, May 1, and 5.

“Our first phase of flights are done, and I am glad to say they went well. I was at the airport last Saturday, 18th of April to wish farewell to those travelling out on those flights.

“Our next phase of flights will be on the 28th of April from Abuja and from Lagos on the 1st and 5th of May, there will be further timings of these flights.

“On the payment, flights have a slightly different price this time £491 from Abuja and £505 from Lagos and I am afraid you do have to pay for these flights,” she said.

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According to her, the UK government has prioritised vulnerable citizens as well as residents in the UK who were on short visits to Nigeria before the closure of the airport by the Federal Government.

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