The Nigerian High Commission in Canada on Monday confirmed that the Nigerian government have concluded plans to evacuate 200 Nigerian citizens who are stranded from Canada amid this Coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement issued on Monday evening, by Nigeria High Commissioner in Canada Mr Adeyinka Asekun, who said that over 200 Nigerians in Canada have applied.
As confirmed, Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Air Peace had been specially arranged to fly the intending returnees home this Thursday.
The high commission noted that it could be the only special evacuation flight for Nigerian nationals stranded in Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It said the plane would pick the prospective passengers from two locations in Canada, namely Toronto and Alberta.
According to the flight schedule, the aircraft is expected to pick the first set from the Pearson International Airport, Toronto.
From there it will fly to the Calgary International Airport, Alberta, a distance of 2,915 k.m., to load the second set of passengers.
The aircraft will depart Alberta for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, where the evacuees would be moved into isolation for 14 days.
The statement reads that as confirmed by NAN says that, the one-way flight will cost each prospective evacuee between 1,130 dollars (N452,000) and 2,000 dollars (N800,000) depending on the class.