Why Travel Ban Would Not Take Effect Until Saturday: Presidential Aide

Following the news that the federal government has placed flight restriction on countries with high cases of coronavirus, Tolu Ogunlesi, a senior presidential aide has come out to address the public that the restriction would not take effect until Saturday, 21st March.

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Speaking via his official Twitter handle, he stated that the restriction would not take effect immediately because instructions like this require advance notice.

He wrote:

Reporter: Why is the #Covid19 travel restriction not taking immediate effect?

Minister of Information: There’s something called ‘Notices to Airmen.’ (NOTAM). Flight Restrictions like these require advance notice to airlines to allow them plan / make adjustments. #FECBrief