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Nigeria travel alerts

Nigeria alerts and entry requirements correct as of 08.30 GMT on Wednesday 27 October 2021

There are currently no urgent travel alerts for Nigeria.

Always check travel advice for the country you're travelling to, even if you're returning home.

Please read all the latest Requirements to enter Nigeria

Requirements to enter Nigeria

Pre-departure tests

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 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 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.

 

Quarantine

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

 

Exit requirements

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.

 

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 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 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 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.

 

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

Following the latest government, World Health Organisation, and industry regulatory guidance, you must wear a face mask or face covering at all times onboard the flight and throughout the airport.

You may only remove the face mask for the following reasons:

  • To avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
  • To eat or drink where it is reasonably necessary to do so, or to take medication

There are some exemptions that apply to the wearing of face masks or face coverings:

  • If you can't put on, wear, or remove a face covering without severe distress, or due to any physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010)
  • If you're travelling with, or providing assistance to, another person who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • Children 11 and under unless you are travelling to/from the US*

*Customers travelling to or from the USA aged 2 and over must wear a face mask at all times in the airport and onboard the flight. The same exemptions apply.

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

Nigerian airport guides

Lagos

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)

View airport guide