The coronavirus pandemic has caused another set of departure of Americans from Nigeria. Over 340 Americans departed Nigeria for the United States on Saturday.
According to the US Mission in Nigeria, the evacuees left through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a chartered Omni Air International flight which was bound for Dulles Airport, near Washington, DC.
The Mission said it prioritised those with underlying health conditions and those on short visits to Nigeria before the closure of airports.
Although closed to international flights, the Federal Government permits countries to evacuate their nationals using the airports.
Today, over 340 Americans left Lagos for the United States on a chartered Omni Air International flight bound for Dulles Airport, near Washington, DC. The U.S. Mission in Nigeria wishes all aboard a smooth flight as they head home to rejoin family & friends. Stay Safe & Healthy! pic.twitter.com/vekirpCU5Z
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USEmbassyAbuja) April 18, 2020