The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has reviewed the protocol for all return travellers to Nigeria. Effective from 4th April 2022:-

  • All passengers travelling to Nigeria from any country MUST register via the online Nigeria International Travel Portal (nitp.ncdc.gov.ng)
  • Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Nigeria will not be required to carry out a pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test nor carry out a Post-arrival PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival in Nigeria
  • Fully vaccinated passengers must show a verifiable full vaccination certificate otherwise, they will be treated as unvaccinated/partially vaccinated under this protocol
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test 48hrs before departure and conduct days 2 and 7 post-arrival PCR tests. Such passengers will be expected to pay for their PCR tests through the NITP
  • Children below the age of 18 years will be accorded the same privileges as persons who are fully vaccinated

Passengers who do not adhere to the travel protocol will face the penalty as stipulated by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19.

The travel protocol for international travel can be found here

 

Currently, there are no restrictions on passengers traveling into Nigeria from any country.

 

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.

Travel related COVID-19 testing is conducted by approved private laboratories, who provide this service for a fee. `
 

The resources available to the Public Health Laboratories are to support testing for the general public, and not for the traveling contingent.

 

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

Effective from 4th April 2022:-

  • All passengers travelling to Nigeria from any country MUST register via the online Nigeria International Travel Portal (nitp.ncdc.gov.ng)
  • Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Nigeria will not be required to carry out a pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test nor carry out a Post-arrival PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival in Nigeria
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test 48hrs before departure and conduct days 2 and 7 post-arrival PCR tests. Such passengers will be expected to pay for their PCR tests through the NITP
  • Children below the age of 18 years will be accorded the same privileges as persons who are fully vaccinated

Passengers who do not adhere to the travel protocol will face the penalty as stipulated by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19.

The travel protocols for international travel can be found here

 

The Federal Government of Nigeria declared the resumption of international flights on 5th September, 2020. International flights into and out of Nigeria are operating with appropriate safety protocols in place. 

Passengers traveling to & departing from Nigeria are required to log on to https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng to complete a pre-registration form. The Provisional Quarantine Protocol for travellers can be found here

 

There are currently no restrictions on interstate movement.

Please take the following 3 key steps to make any corrections or changes to the information you have already provided on the travel portal:

a. Go to https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng or click Here

b. Click on “update records” to enter required personal information and then click on “check”

c. Proceed to update the information currently available to be edited and Save.

d. Await edit request approval and proceed to download a fresh copy of Travel Permit/QR code with effected changes.

Please note: passengers' date of birth can not be changed.

 

The travel protocol remains the same for short trips..

Please consider reviewing your travel plans to ensure that you can adhere to the travel guidelines, such as extending your time of stay.

For short trips, you may consider virtual meeting options.

 

Yes, you can carry out a test at your state of residence if there is an accredited private laboratory in the state on the payment portal. If there is no private laboratory in your state of final destination, the laboratory you have chosen for your test during registration will make arrangements to have your sample taken at a designated site.

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and NCDC are urgently working with all states to create a mechanism for private testing. Please see the list of accredited private laboratories on the NCDC COVID-19 website: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/privatelabs/

 

Please contact the laboratory you chose for your test during registration to explore available options and requirements for your sample to be taken at home.

 

For passengers who have selected testing laboratories in Lagos, please send an email with your details to [email protected] for resolution. For passengers who have selected testing laboratories in other locations, please send an email with your details to [email protected] for resolution.

 

Please contact [email protected] to report this and we will have the portal updated.

In the meantime, please select a departure port close to you, to enable you to complete your form.

 

Duplicate records mean the system has received and stored your information. This means you started an earlier transaction and could not finalise or there is a delay in receiving a response. 

Please do any of the following:

  • Ensure you are registering through the national portal https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/
  • Check your email spam folder to be sure your confirmation email/QR code has not been received
  • Use an alternative email to restart the process

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers are advised to begin registration the moment you receive your COVID-19 PCR negative test result. This is to give sufficient time in the event of payment-related or any other delays.

Fully vaccinated travellers are advised to register within a sufficient timeframe to avoid delays.

 

For unvaccinated/partially vaccinated passengers, all tests must be taken at least 48 hours before travel. Please contact an accredited private laboratory in your country of departure for travel-related testing.

 

Yes, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated diplomats are required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test results to the Nigerian International Travel Portal. Fully vaccinated diplomats are exempted from this requirement. The travel protocol for diplomatic passport holders can be found here.

 

This depends on the country you are travelling to, as countries have different entry requirements. Kindly check with the embassy of the country you intend to visit.

 

The requirement for COVID-19 PCR negative test depends on the airline and travel destination. Kindly check with the airline you are travelling with and/or the embassy of the country you intend to travel to.

 

Like fully vaccinated adults, children below the age of 18 years will not be required to conduct pre-arrival or post-arrival PCR tests.

 

The pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test MUST be within 48 hours pre-departure. Remember to maintain strict physical distancing and respiratory hygiene standards during your layover.

 

For fully vaccinated travellers i.e. completed doses of either Astra Zeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; OR a single dose of Johnson and Johnson, a post-arrival test is not required.

For unvaccinated travellers i.e. no dose of the vaccine has been received or partially vaccinated travellers i.e. only one dose of either Astra Zeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines has been received, the post-arrival COVID-19 PCR test should be done on the 2nd and 7th days after arrival.

You are required to contact the private laboratory you selected (and made payment to) during online registration via the Nigeria International Travel Portal, to schedule an appointment.

However, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 while in self-isolation, please contact your state emergency helpline here 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 the resolution of this complaint is dependent on the policy of your banking institution.

 

Kindly download the Permit to Travel/QR Code using the “Get Permit to Travel” button visible in the top right corner of the portal, save and print the form for presentation at the point of boarding

 

As a temporary measure, any passenger that is unable to get a Permit to Travel/QR code online will be allowed to board the flight if they have a valid COVID-19 negative PCR result and evidence of payment.

Please note that passengers without a Permit to Travel/QR code may face longer delays on arrival in Nigeria before exiting the airport.

 

For passengers who have selected testing laboratories in Lagos or who want to test in Lagos, please send an email with your details to [email protected] for resolution. For other laboratories, please send an email confirming your details to [email protected] for resolution.

 

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

 

As a temporary measure, any passenger that is unable to complete the payment online will be allowed to board the flight if they have a valid COVID-19 negative PCR result. The passenger will be required to pay for the repeat COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Nigeria.

Please note that passengers without a Permit to Travel/QR code may face longer delays on arrival in Nigeria before exiting the airport.

 

Our goal is to ensure that the resumption of international travel in Nigeria does not lead to an influx of COVID-19 cases.

The post-arrival test is carried out to cover any risk of infection that may have occurred between your pre-departure test and date of travel as well as during the flight and on arrival. This is however required of unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers.

Registration and payment for this test are required before travelling to Nigeria. However, in exceptional cases when payment is not possible before travel, payment for post-arrival tests must be done on arrival at the airport. This may cause delays to travellers..

 

 

Only unvaccinated and partially vaccinated passengers are required to conduct a pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test. The test MUST be done within 48 hours before departure. Tests done more than 48 hours before departure are not valid and persons will not be allowed to board.

Please note that tests other than PCR tests for COVID-19 (such as rapid diagnostic IgG/IgM or antigen tests) are not acceptable.