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.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Nigeria.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4000 during business hours; after hours press zero (0)
- U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 461-3400 during business hours and after hours
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Nigeria Country Information
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