Persons arriving on "Business" trip or on official duty staying less than 7 days in Nigeria MUST be fully vaccinated, produce negative COVID-19 PCR result 48 hours before boarding; and conduct a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated “visiting” travellers to Nigeria must adhere to the self-isolation period. Please consider reviewing your travel plans to ensure that you can adhere to the self-isolation guidelines, such as extending your travel time. For short trips, you may consider virtual meeting options while you are in self- isolation.

For fully vaccinated travellers, the post arrival COVID-19 PCR test should be done on the 2nd day after arrival. For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers, the post arrival COVID-19 PCR test should be done on the 7th day after arrival. You are required to contact the private laboratory you selected during online registration and payment to schedule an appointment. However, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 while in self-isolation, please contact your state emergency help-line https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact/ or the NCDC toll-free number 6232 immediately.

For fully vaccinated travellers, the post arrival COVID-19 PCR test should be done on the 2nd day after arrival. For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers, the post arrival COVID-19 PCR test should be done on the 7th day after arrival. You are required to contact the private laboratory you selected during online registration and payment to schedule an appointment. However, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 while in self-isolation, please contact your state emergency help-line https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact/ or the NCDC toll-free number 6232 immediately.

Please inform your bank, providing transaction details (transaction date, amount, and transaction reference) and other necessary information. The timeframe for resolution of this complaint is dependent on the policy of your banking institution.

The cost of COVID-19 PCR test varies across states. Currently, it ranges between N39,500 (for labs in states outside Lagos) to N50,400 for labs in Lagos state naira on the payment portal.

If you are showing known COVID-19 symptoms such as such as cough, fever, and difficulty in breathing etc.,  you must immediately call your state helpline. They have the most up to date and state-specific information on COVID-I9 including sample collection sites.

Vulnerable groups i.e. people over the age of 60 and/or people with pre-existing medical conditions should avoid non-essential outings and visitors. Where possible, have a friend or family member bring you supplies. This is critical as if infected with the virus, vulnerable persons may have severe complications that could be fatal. See NCDC advisory for vulnerable groups here.

To reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, members of the public are advised to adhere to the following measures:

  1. Wear a face mask/covering when out in public
  2. Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitiser if water is not available
  3. Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others in public spaces
  4. Cover your mouth and nose properly with a tissue paper when sneezing and/or coughing. Dispose of the tissue properly immediately after use. Cough into your elbow if a tissue is not available
  5. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness
  6. Stay home if you feel unwell until you recover. Do not mingle with others or congregate
  7. Avoid large gatherings that occupy more than 50% of the initial capacity

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  • Return passengers must show evidence of payment/appointment for a repeat PCR test, in-country
  • Passengers will be cleared through the Nigeria Immigration System’s Migrants Identification Data Analysis System (MIDAS). Passenger’s biodata page and picture will be forwarded to all COVID-19 PCR Sample Collection Centers to enable proper identification before sample collection
  • Return passengers must conduct Day 2 post arrival PCR tests.
  • Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated persons must proceed on a 7 day self-isolation and conduct Day 7 post arrival PCR test as per protocol
  • Positive cases will be managed based on National Guidelines for COVID-19 treatment.
  • Passengers who test negative after 7 days will end self- isolation on the 8th day.

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has released a travel advisory for all return travelers to Nigeria, effective from the 5th December 2021, as detailed below;

 

  1. COVID-19 PCR test to be done within 48 hours of departure for all travelers
  2. Post-arrival Day-2 COVID-19 PCR test for all travelers
  3. Self-isolation for 7 days for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers and a Day-7 post-arrival negative COVID-19 PCR test is required for exit from isolation

 

Prior to boarding, passengers are requested to upload their COVID-19 PCR NEGATIVE results on to the national payment portal and have an electronic or hard copy for presentation at the airport

All intending passengers are required to register via – http://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng and pay for a repeat (second) PCR test to be done upon arrival in Nigeria

Passengers must fill in an online Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form located on the Nigeria International Travel Portal which must be submitted online or printed for presentation on arrival. Information provided must be verifiable

At the time of boarding, all travelers will undergo temperature screening and questioned for COVID-19 symptoms. Passengers with COVID-19 related signs and symptoms will not be allowed to board the flight.

While the ban on domestic and international flights have been lifted, operations have commenced with safety advisories in place. The NCDC continues to work with the Port Health Services, Nigeria Customs Service, and Nigeria Immigration Service to ensure enhanced surveillance at all points of entry.

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has released a travel advisory for all return travelers to Nigeria, effective from the 4th of May 2021. All intending travelers are required to register here and pay for a repeat (second) PCR test to be done upon arrival in Nigeria.

Please send an email with the bank statement or payment receipt (text messages are not accepted) as proof of payment, to [email protected]

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC-COVID-19) has reviewed the protocol for all return travellers to Nigeria.

Passengers travelling to Nigeria from any country must carry out a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours to the day of travel and test NEGATIVE. Travellers must register and make payment on the Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP) for a repeat PCR test to be carried out after arrival.

Upon arrival in Nigeria,

•   Fully vaccinated travellers are required to conduct a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 of arrival

•   Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers are required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 post-arrival

Passengers who do not adhere to the travel protocol will face the penalty as stipulated by the PSC-COVID-19

The travel protocol for international travel can be found here