Germany to evacuate citizens from Nigeria


The German government says it is working to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria following the continued spread of the Coronavirus.

In a statement published on its website, the German Mission in Nigeria said it is in the process of ascertaining the number of compatriots still in the country who intend to return to Germany asking them to fill certain forms on its website for the purpose.

It said, “Due to the extraordinary circumstances with regard to COVID-19, temporary entry restrictions were decided for Germany and international air traffic to and from Nigeria until April 23.

“Some compatriots and their family members were able to leave Nigeria before the above measures were introduced.

“The German embassy in Abuja and the German consulate general in Lagos want to determine as reliably as possible the number of German compatriots and their family members who are still in Nigeria and are interested in returning to Germany.”

Some countries including France and Israel have evacuated some of their nationals from Nigeria with others such as the US preparing to do the same.

The Nigerian Government shortly before the closure of all international airports in the country had restricted flights from Germany and some countries identified as high-risk coronavirus spots.

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