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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria
July 14, 2020

Location:  Nigeria

Event:   Seats Remain Available on Evacuation Flights

The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has two scheduled evacuation flights from Lagos via Addis Ababa to Washington D.C. on July 16 and July 23 on Ethiopian Airlines.  At this time, seats remain available on both flights.  Please note there are no scheduled flights from Abuja at this time and there is no guarantee the U.S. Mission in Nigeria will organize additional flights beyond July.

If you have attempted to call Ethiopian Airlines but have been unable to get through, we encourage you to continue calling or send them an e-mail.  Additional phone numbers and e-mail addresses have been added to meet the demand for booking these flights. (See below.)

These flights are for U.S. Citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents ONLY.  Visa holders are not eligible for these flights and those who are denied boarding by the airline may not receive refunds.


To book your ticket, please contact Ethiopian Airlines directly by phone or email:

Monday-Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM:

  • +234 803 975 9711
  • +234 814 199 2990
  • +234 803 438 0470
  • +234 803 975 9710
  • +234 803 241 8516



Kindly send Ethiopian Airlines the following information via e-mail to begin your booking:

  1. Passport data page
  2. Name as it appears on your passport
  3. Date of Travel (July 16 or July 23)
  4. Telephone number


The cost for a one-way economy seat as of July 13, 2020* is as follows:

  • Adult: $2004 USD (777,000 Naira)
  • Child fare: $1,597 USD (618,718 Naira)
  • Infant: $185 USD (71,240 Naira)
  • Baggage allowance: 46kg (2 pieces of 23kg/each)

*Please note the prices are subject to change.  Contact airline for updated pricing.


Once you have confirmed a seat with the airline, you will be responsible for paying for the flight directly with Ethiopian Airlines.  PLEASE DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED BOOKING.

Naira Account: 

Account Name:  Ethiopian Airlines Abuja operation

Account Number: 1011937617

Bank: Zenith

Passenger’s name should be put as remark on the payment platform

Dollar Account:

Account Name:  Ethiopian Airlines Abuja operation

Account Number: 5070082125

Bank: Zenith

Passenger’s name should be put as remark on the payment platform  



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. If there is space for you on a future flight, we will contact you directly by phone.

New Lagos Evacuation Flight Questionnaire

New Abuja Evacuation Flight Questionnaire

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

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