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Health  Alert: U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria
April 1, 2020

Location:  Lagos, Nigeria

Event:  Impacts of Cessation of Movement Order in Lagos and Surrounding State

On March 29, President Buhari announced a cessation of movement in Lagos and Ogun States and in the Federal Capital Territory to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The ‘lockdown’ has been strictly enforced since 11:00 pm on March 30, and remains in place for an initial period of fourteen days. During this time, businesses and offices must remain closed and people are expected to stay at home. The lockdown has caused nearly all non-essential businesses – including hotels – to close.

Please be aware, the U.S. Consulate in Lagos is unable to provide or assist in obtaining accommodation.  As the Consulate continues to work to confirm flight details, there are likely to be changes in the anticipated times and dates for the flights.  Travelers should make appropriate arrangements to ensure they have plans for accommodation should flight schedules change at the last minute.  Please also ensure that you have transportation to and from the airport should a flight be delayed or canceled last minute due to circumstances out of our control.

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