Destination
Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Nigeria
Data Last Updated: September 16, 2020

General Information

Quarantine Required

Nigeria has reopened its borders for international travelers.

As of Sept. 15, International and domestic commercial flights have resumed in Nigeria. Flights will only be operating through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja.

Currently, travelers arriving in Nigeria must present proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 taken up to 96 hours prior to arrival. All visitors must self-quarantine for at least seven days in the city of their arrival regardless of negative test status. 

Travelers must also register on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control travel portal and must make efforts to register for a follow-up test once in the country. Evidence of this registration is required on entry. Travelers can leave isolation once a negative follow-up test has been completed. Travelers who fail to take the follow-up test face a temporary travel ban.

Nigeria Health Alert

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities in Nigeria have extended the country's second phase of easing lockdown restrictions for four weeks through at least early September.

Nigeria has been in Phase 2 of its tiered approach to easing restrictions related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since June 2. It is currently unclear what the next phase will entail. As part of the extension, all related restrictions will remain in place.

However, authorities have stated that the process to resume flights has commenced. 

Airlines & Transport

As of Sept. 15, International and domestic commercial flights have resumed in Nigeria. Flights will only be operating through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja.

The decision to resume international flights follows statements by Nigerian civil aviation officials indicating that the government in Abuja planned to impose a reciprocal ban on commercial flights from countries that do not accept flights from Nigeria or where Nigerians face entry restrictions.

Affected carriers reportedly include Air France, KLM Royal Dutch, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc, and TAAG Angola. All domestic airports have been cleared to reopen.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

Select Country of Residence
Test Required For Tourists From:

242 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Isle of Man

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Information for Non-Tourists

All travelers arriving in Nigeria must present proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 taken up to 96 hours prior to arrival; all new arrivals must self-quarantine for at least seven days in the city of their arrival regardless of negative test status.

Travelers must also register on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control travel portal and must make efforts to register for a follow-up test once in the country. Evidence of this registration is required on entry. Travelers can leave isolation once a negative follow-up test has been completed. Travelers who fail to take the follow-up test face a temporary travel ban.

62,691

Cases

1,144

Deaths

302

Cases Per Million
Recovering Well From COVID-19

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Nigeria

DISCLAIMER: Always do your own research prior to booking travel. Learn More Here