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Africa > Nigeria: Covid-19 and Travel


Warning: high risk destination.

Present Situation

Total cases: 201 798

Active cases: 8 58

Recovered: 190 563

Deaths: 2 655

Vaccination count: 4.1 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-20

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
The international airport has reopened.

Prior to departure, passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. They must also have tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the on-line Travel Portal.

Passengers must also carry evidence of the test and result when they travel. Only a COVID-19 PCR test is acceptable to the Nigerian authorities. Also before travel, passengers must book and pay for a repeat PCR test for day 7 of their arrival in Nigeria at the Nigeria International Travel Portal– evidence of the booking will be required on arrival.

On arrival all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria.

Boss Mustapha, chairman of Nigeria’s presidential steering committee on COVID-19 has said in a statement that the country will ban travellers coming from India from May 4.

Tests: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Self-isolation for 7 days required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-09-14.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Gatherings of over 50 people outside of work places are prohibited. Places of worship are permitted to hold services, subject to limitations set by state authorities.

Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited.

Additional measures include a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in public spaces. Check the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control website (https://ncdc.gov.ng/) for updates on further guidance on the implications of the lockdown restrictions.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 50 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Fully Open

Shops: Essential only

Tourist attractions: Closed


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