Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (April 5, 2020)
Event: Ensure All Travel Documents are Up to Date
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos have been working diligently to identify all potential evacuation flight options for U.S. citizens who are trying to repatriate to the United States. If you are considering taking one of these flights, please check the validity of your passport to ensure it still has at least one month of validity. If your passport is not valid or will expire within one month, please contact either: LagosACS@state.gov or AbujaACS@state.gov to request an appointment for an emergency passport. Please provide your full name as it appears on your passport, date of birth, passport number, and the expiration date.
Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)/green card holders are also asked to check the validity of their Permanent Resident Card. If your card will expire within one month, please contact EmergencyLagosNIV@state.gov or EmergencyAbujaNIV@state.gov and provide your full name as it appears on your card, date of birth, card number, and the expiration date.
Non-U.S. citizens or LPRs who plan to accompany a U.S. citizen child must have a valid U.S. visa and a valid foreign passport. Important Note: Only one non-U.S. citizen parent can accompany a minor child on an evacuation flight. This includes families with more than one U.S. citizen child. Please contact EmergencyLagosNIV@state.gov or EmergencyAbujaNIV@state.gov if you have any questions regarding a Non-Immigrant Visa for the purposes of travel to the United States on an evacuation flight. Please provide your full name, date of birth, visa number (if applicable), and expiration date.
Furthermore, we ask all potential travelers to ensure they have any other relevant documents including Yellow Fever cards, etc. Being prepared now will ensure your smooth departure from Nigeria and arrival in the United States.
If you are interested in returning to the United States and have not done so yet, please fill out the electronic form corresponding to your location and submit for EACH traveler in your party:
Important note: If you have sent us an email with these details but have not completed this form, please complete this form now for EACH member of your party.
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) 461-3400 during business hours and after hours
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Nigeria Country Information
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