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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria
July 28, 2020

Location: Nigeria

Event: Reminder – Restrictions on Transiting Certain European Countries

This is a reminder for any travelers considering transiting Europe to the United States.  On March 11, Presidential Proclamation 9993 suspended and limited entry into the United States of immigrants and non-immigrants who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States.  On March 14, Presidential Proclamation 9996 applied the same restrictions to travelers coming from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.  These restrictions still apply to those simply transiting the affected countries.

U.S. citizens, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), and their immediate families can transit the affected countries.  Those arriving from any of the affected countries must enter the United States through one of 13 airports where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established enhanced entry screening capabilities.  They also must self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival in the United States.

For a summary of Coronavirus travel restrictions in the United States, please see the DHS Fact Sheet.  Please note that Brazil has been added to the list of impacted countries since this page was last updated.

You can find links to all Presidential Proclamations on the Novel Coronavirus at Travel.State.gov. 


The U.S. Mission has no scheduled evacuation flights from either Abuja or Lagos at this time.  If the U.S. Mission schedules additional flights, we will communicate details to the public.


U.S. Mission Nigeria released a new evacuation questionnaire on April 22, 2020.  If you are interested in an evacuation flight and 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:  


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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