All passengers aged 11 years and older MUST have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure and must carry evidence of the test and result. Recommended PCR Testing Companies. In line with government recommendations, NHS tests will not be accepted for travel.
1) You must obtain a permit to fly in order to be accepted for travel by registering yourself on the Nigeria International Travel portal.
2) You must upload your negative COVID-19 test results into the International Travel Portal and pay for a second test upon arrival (both PCR). Once completed, you will receive a QR code, sent to your email address, which you must present at check-in.
Children under 10 will show as UNPAID as they do not require COVID-19 testing before travelling to Nigeria.
Please check the full protocol before travelling to the airport.
COVID-19 testing on arrival
You are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 after your arrival. You need to book and pay for this test on the Nigeria International Travel Portal. Evidence of the booking will be required on arrival.
You are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Lagos.
The Nigerian authorities require all passengers to have a valid COVID-19 PCR test result conducted in one of the accredited laboratories 3 days before depature. You will need to present the test result during check-in. You will also need to present at check in a Permit to Travel Certificte/QR code.
If you are a UK passport holder visiting Nigeria, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from your date of entry into Nigeria.
This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department in their country of residence for travel information.
If you are not a Nigerian national, you'll usually need a visa to visit the country. Entry requirements differ, depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit.
To find out more about the entry requirements into Nigeria, please contact the Nigeria High Commission.
Apply for a Nigerian visa
If you need a Nigerian visa, we can help. We've partnered with VisaCentral, the global visa and passport experts, where for a fee they will apply for your visa on your behalf. And if you're a Flying Club member, you'll also earn two miles for every £1 you spend.
You can also apply for your visa through the Nigeria High Commission in London:
Tel: 020 7839 1244
Mon - Fri: from 09:30am to 05:30pm