Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Event: Increased Criminal Activity
As we enter the third week of lockdowns in Lagos and Ogun States, and the Federal Capital Territory, reports of criminal activity are ongoing, including aggressive panhandling, robberies, and kidnappings. As the lockdowns continue, becoming a victim of crime remains a possibility.
Please minimize travel outside of the home and use caution while traveling, maintain situational awareness, and exercise prudent security measures. Maintain a low profile and do not attract attention to yourself. Stay away from beaches and waterways and leave your home only during daylight to go to work or grocery stores.
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
+234 (1) 461-3400 during business hours and after hours
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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