Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (June 09, 2020)
Event: Important notification on the sale of online airline tickets
Despite international airports being closed for all flights, online sales of tickets for some airline travel to/from Nigeria have continued. Over the past several months, many tickets were sold in anticipation of the resumption of international flights, which has not yet occurred. The U.S. Mission in Nigeria strongly recommends travelers to remain abreast of international flight restrictions in Nigeria. Airlines will not have authorization to land commercial international flights in Nigeria until the Federal Government reopens the airports to international flight operations.
Please note: The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos are unable to assist with canceled plane tickets. In addition, we have suspended all routine consular services. We will make announcements when we are able to safely re-open and reschedule canceled appointments.
Evacuation flight registration
The U.S. Mission continues to track requests for repatriation to ensure we have the latest information on the needs of U.S. citizens in Nigeria, however, please note the Embassy and Consulate General are unable to guarantee additional evacuation flights.
To better track these requests, we 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
Register for STEP
We ask all those seeking to receive updates from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or Consulate General in Lagos to register for the Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov
To receive updates about Nigeria, you must select Nigeria as your destination under the “Add a Trip/Residence” section.
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
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)<https://step.state.gov/> to receive Alerts.
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