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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria
July 2, 2020

Location: Nigeria

Event: Resumption of Domestic Flights, Evacuation Flight Full

Resumption of Domestic Flight

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the resumption of domestic flights to begin on July 08, 2020 for Abuja and Lagos airports. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports will resume operations on July 11, 2020. All other airports are expected to reopen on July 15, 2020. No information has been announced related to the resumption of international travel.

Update on Evacuation Flights

The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has chartered one evacuation flight for the week of June 29 from Lagos to Atlanta, GA. The flight is fully bookedThere are no scheduled flights from Abuja at this time.

U.S. Mission Nigeria continues to explore the possibility of future evacuation flights.  However, the Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos are unable to guarantee additional flights. Please do not call or e-mail to request a seat on this or future flights, we will call you if there is space available on a flight. 

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.

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.

New Lagos Evacuation Flight Questionnaire

New Abuja Evacuation Flight Questionnaire

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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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