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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria
May 2, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (2 May 2020)

Location:  Nigeria

Event:  Evacuation Flights Scheduled

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has two confirmed evacuation flights for the week of May 3 – May 9, one each in Abuja and Lagos. The Lagos flight will depart from Murtala Muhammed International Airport.  The Abuja flight will depart from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.  The final destination of each flight is Washington, D.C.  At this time, there are no additional evacuation flights scheduled.

If you are interested in taking this flight and have not done so already, please CAREFULLY and ACCURATELY complete the appropriate questionnaires below.  EACH TRAVELER in your party must complete his/her own questionnaire in order to be included in our data:

If there is space on the flight, the Embassy or Consulate will contact you directly in the coming days and will provide information on date of departure and other flight details at that time.

These evacuation flights are one-way flights at the traveler’s expense. No money is required up front.  Travelers will be required to sign a promissory note to reimburse the U.S. Government for the full cost of the flight.  The anticipated cost of each flight is between $1,300 and $2,400 per person.

Travelers will be responsible for arranging and funding their own travel from the Washington, D.C. area to their final destination, and for any return flight to Nigeria.  The U.S. Department of State is unable to assist with identifying resources or providing funding for housing, food, or transportation in Nigeria or within the United States.


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) 460 3899 (Evacuation Hotline)

+234 (1) 460-3400 during business hours and after hours


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Nigeria Country Information

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