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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria
May 4, 2020

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:


  • 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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