Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (April 30, 2020): Considerations for Evacuation Travel

Health Alert:  U.S. Mission Nigeria (April 30, 2020)

Location:  Nigeria

Event:  Considerations for Evacuation Travel

Although U.S. Mission Nigeria does not have an evacuation flight scheduled at this time, we would like potential evacuees to bear in mind the following considerations in determining if an evacuation flight is in the best interest of you and your family.

Important note: we do not have an evacuation flight at this time. We are gathering information for a POSSIBLEflight in the near future. Please complete the below form for the location nearest to you for EACH traveler in your party. Please ensure you have entered ACCURATE phone and email information for yourself. You will be contacted by phone when a flight is available:

New Lagos Evacuation Flight Questionnaire

New Abuja Evacuation Flight Questionnaire

For those who have already completed the form, please follow the link to review the U.S. Department of State’s Privacy Policy: https://www.state.gov/privacy-policy/

Considerations for Evacuation Travel: 

Expenses – This is a self-funded, one way flight to a single destination in the United States.  All passengers must sign a promissory note and repay the full cost of their seat(s).  In addition, travelers are responsible for organizing and funding any travel to their final destination in the United States, all living expenses while in the United States, and any return travel to Nigeria.  Evacuation flights can range between $1,300 and $2,400 per person.

Healthcare – Healthcare systems in many localities in the United States are currently overwhelmed.  If you need to seek medical care while in the United States, you will be responsible for all costs not covered by your insurance.

Hotels – Many hotels in the United States have closed or are closing.  If you plan to evacuate to the United States, please ensure you secure accommodations BEFORE you travel.