Event: Evacuation Flights Update, Restrictions on Movement, and Registering for STEP
Update on evacuation flights:
Last week, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos successfully concluded their scheduled evacuation flights. There are currently no scheduled evacuation flights from Lagos or Abuja. The U.S. Department of State will continue to monitor the need for future evacuation flights and notify the public if one becomes available.
The U.S. Embassy and Consulate released a new evacuation questionnaire on April 22, 2020. If you have already completed the questionnaire, please do not submit another. We have received your information.
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. Please note the Embassy and Consulate General are unable to guarantee additional evacuation flights.
If you have already completed the questionnaire, please do not submit another form or call to check on the status of a flight; we have received your information. If we have space for you on a future flight, you will be contacted by phone using the number you provided in the evacuation request questionnaire.
Reminder on current movement guidelines:
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 are mandatory:
- Improvised face masks
- Temperature Checks
- Handwashing facilities and hand sanitizers
- Physical distance of two meters
- No sport activities and mass gatherings
Passenger flights and interstate travel (except essential services) are prohibited, and there is a mandatory supervised isolation of returnees for 14 days. A curfew is also in effect from 8pm to 6am until further notice. The U.S. Mission to Nigeria asks all U.S. citizens to continue to shelter in place and practice social distancing when movement is necessary. Please continue to follow all local requirements regarding movement restrictions and curfews.
Register for STEP
We ask all those seeking to receive updates from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or Consulate General in Lagos to register for the Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov.
To receive updates about Nigeria, you must select Nigeria as your destination under the “Add a Trip/Residence” section.
With no currently scheduled evacuation flights, U.S. Mission Nigeria will revert to weekly Mascot messages, with more frequent communication as developments arise. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos have suspended routine consular services. We will make announcements when we are able to safely re-open and reschedule canceled appointments.
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 (209) 461-4000 during business hours; after hours press zero (0)
- U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (201) 460-3400 during business hours and after hours
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Nigeria Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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