Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Event: Guidelines for Eased Lockdown
Effective May 4, 2020, the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 introduced guidelines for eased lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun State. In public spaces, the following will be mandatory:
- Improvised face masks
- Temperature Checks
- Handwashing facilities and hand sanitizers
- Physical distance of two meters
- No sport activities and mass gathering
Passenger flights and interstate travel (except essential services) are prohibited, and there is a mandatory supervised isolation of returnees for 14 days.
Neighborhood markets may open three times a week from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Banks and financial services, government offices (with limited staffing), and corporate offices may operate from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Schools, churches, mosques, clubs, bars, and gardens remain closed until further notice.
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) 460-3400 during business hours and after hours
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Nigeria Country Information
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