Passports of Majority of Nigeria Willing to Come Back Home Have Expired – Air Peace

  • Air Peace announces a new date for the evacuation of those willing to leve South Africa.
  • Travel certificates for those with expired passports is being processed.

Air Peace has stated that most Nigerians willing to return home from South Africa have expired international passport. had reported that the airline operator had planned to evacuate Nigerians willing to return from South Africa over the xenophobic attacks in the country free of charge.

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Allen Onyema, the chairman of Air Peace, in a statement on Friday, revealed that the evacuation which was planned to commence on Friday suffered a setback because the majority of those interested in the process have expired passports.

According to him, the airline had already placed its Boeing 777 aircraft on standby since September 3 and was only awaiting for further directive from the federal government but September 9 or 10 has been fixed as a new date for the evacuation, adding that the process of passport renewal for affected persons have commenced.

“The Air Peace flight to South Africa will take off from the Lagos Airport and also return to Lagos. As earlier stated, the take-off could be Sept 9 or Sept 10.

“This is because the Nigerians in South Africa have to obtain travel certificates because many of them do not have travel documents and their passports have expired.

“Air Peace has placed its aircraft, Boeing 777 for the flight since Sept. 3, but the Nigerian High Commission needed time to register the Nigerians billed to travel.

“And, they are already doing that in Johannesburg and Pretoria,” the statement reads.

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