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Entry requirements

Pre-departure tests

As of 12:01am 4 April 2022 - Fully vaccinated customers are no longer require to show a Covid-19 PCR test before departure or on arrival. Children below the age of 18 will also be treated the same as persons who are fully vaccinated.  

 

Entry documents

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 complete a health declaration form to apply for a permit through the International Travel Portal. 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

If you are fully vaccinated you are no longer required to do a Covid-19 test on arrival. 

 

Quarantine

You are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Lagos.

 

Exit requirements

The Nigerian authorities require un-vaccinated  passengers to have a valid COVID-19 PCR test result conducted in one of the accredited laboratories 48 hours 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.

All fully vaccinated travellers departing Nigeria are able to provide evidence of their vaccination status and do not require a PCR test on deparure

Passport

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.

 

Visa

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.​

Apply for your visa now

You can also apply for your visa through the Nigeria High Commission in London:

Nigeria High Commission

Tel: 020 7839 1244

Opening hours
Mon - Fri: from 09:30am to 05:30pm

Pre-departure tests

All passengers who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated must be in possession of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours of departure. You must also take a Covid-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 after arriving in Nigeria. Passengers below the age of 18 are exempt from this requirement. Recommended PCR Testing CompaniesIn line with government recommendations, NHS tests will not be accepted for travel.

 

Entry documents

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 days 2 and 7 after your arrival. You need to book and pay for these tests on the Nigeria International Travel Portal. Evidence of the booking will be required on arrival.

 

Quarantine

You will need to self-isolate in Lagos for 7 days in one location. Your quarantine period will end on day 8 if you test negative for COVID-19 at the end of your quarantine period.

 

Exit requirements

The Nigerian authorities require to have a valid COVID-19 PCR test result conducted in one of the accredited laboratories 48 hours 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.

 

Passport

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.

 

Visa

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.​

Apply for your visa now

You can also apply for your visa through the Nigeria High Commission in London:

Nigeria High Commission

Tel: 020 7839 1244

Opening hours
Mon - Fri: from 09:30am to 05:30pm

Routes where face masks onboard must be worn:

For all services operating to or from the United States, where the federal mask mandate on aircraft has been extended until 18 April, customers aged 2 and above must still maintain masks at all times, unless exempt.

For the following routes to or from the UK, masks are still required for customers aged 12 and above until further notice: Delhi, Islamabad, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lahore, Lagos, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tel Aviv.

Across our network, we continue to adhere to all regulatory requirements both in the UK and in destination countries.

There is no mandatory app to download. For more information please visit Nigeria International Travel Portal

Airport guides

Lagos

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)

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