Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (July 12, 2020)
Event: NCDC Update and Reminder on Evacuation Flights Planned
As of July 11, 2020, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 31,987 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. There have been 13,103 recoveries and 724 deaths. A total of 178,265 samples have been tested. Please continue to shelter in place and maintain vigilant hygiene practices and social distancing. You must comply with local requirements, including wearing a face covering that covers the mouth and nose, curfew (10:00pm to 4:00am), and bans on large gatherings of people.
The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has confirmed two evacuation flights through Ethiopian Airlines: Thursday, July 16 and July 23. Each flight will travel from MMIA in Lagos, transit through Addis Ababa, and arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). At this time, the U.S. Mission has no anticipated flights from Abuja.
ELIGIBLE TRAVLERS: Only U.S. Citizens and those who already have U.S. Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) status, also known as a green card holder, are allowed to book a ticket for one of these flights. All other immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders are not eligible for these evacuation flights. If you purchase a ticket and are not a U.S. Citizen or LPR at the time of travel, you do so at your own risk and may not receive a refund if denied boarding.
For flight times, pricing info, baggage info, and to book your ticket, please contact Ethiopian Airlines directly by phone or email:
- Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: +234 803 975 9711 or +234 814 199 2990
- Sunday Only, 9am-5pm: +234 803 241 8516
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Evacuation flight registration
U.S. Mission Nigeria released a new evacuation questionnaire on April 22, 2020. If you have not yet completed the questionnaire, please CAREFULLY and ACCURATELY complete the appropriate questionnaire below. EACH TRAVELER in your party must complete his/her own questionnaire in order to be included in our data. You should complete the form only for the consular district where you are located.
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
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