The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday said the resumption of international flights has now been shifted to September 5.
The earlier date had been August 29.
Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, revealed the news during a Presidential Task Force COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.
He said while airlines and airports were ready to operate, other non-aviation logistics prompted the one-week extension.
Nuhu described September 5 as a “sacrosanct date”, noting that “the initial announcement was anytime from the 29th.”
Nigeria started to restrict international flights in March as part of efforts to restrict the spread of the COVID-19 virus.