The Federal Government said it would ban citizens from some countries from gaining entry into Nigeria in order to ensure safety at Nigerian airports and the country in general.
It said this was another reason why government had not approved the re-commencement of commercial international flights into and out of Nigeria.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The minister said operators in the sector had wanted to fully open the airspace to local and international flights but safety must be given priority when making such decisions. The minister also stated that domestic flights at airports were being staggered in order not to allow crowding at the airports.