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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
March 10, 2020

Location:  Lagos and Ogun States in Nigeria


On February 27, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lagos.  For the most recent number of individuals tested, view the NCDC’s Daily Situation Report here.

There are no restrictions in place in Nigeria as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.  Travelers to Nigeria are subject to all preexisting health requirements for entry to Nigeria, such as proof of yellow fever vaccination.  Travelers may undergo temperature checks upon arrival.  Additional screening may also be required.

Passengers arriving in Nigeria who have traveled to China in the last two months or to an area with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 are requested to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days and to report any symptoms to CDC Nigeria (NCDC).

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not issued any COVID-19 Alerts for Nigeria.  See NCDC’s web page here.

Actions to Take:

  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in Nigeria.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • 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.
  • Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.