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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria
May 7, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (7 May 2020)

Location:  Nigeria

Event:  Extension of Flight Ban

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced a four-week extension of the ban on international and domestic flights that was previously set to expire on May 7, 2020.  Only emergency and essential flights will be permitted until the ban is lifted.  Evacuation flights may continue to depart.  There are currently no scheduled evacuation flights for Lagos and one scheduled flight for Abuja. 

If you are interested in taking a future evacuation flight and have not done so already, 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.  Please note the Embassy and Consulate General are unable to guarantee there will be any additional evacuation flights. 


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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