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

Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (March 28, 2020)

Location: Nigeria

Event:  Embassy and Consulate Limited Resources

Effective March 27, 2020, U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos have suspended routine consular services and have reassigned many of its staff to support the coordination of potential evacuation flights for U.S. citizens. We have received a significant number of phone calls and emails from those seeking to return to the U.S., which we are working to respond to. We are asking U.S. citizens and their families across Nigeria to be patient and continue to shelter in place until further information is provided about a potential evacuation flight back to the United States.

If you are interested in returning to the U.S. and have not done so yet, please fill out the electronic form corresponding to your location and submit for EACH traveler in your party:

Lagos: Click here to access the Electronic Form: 

Abuja: Click here to access the Electronic Form 

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.

Please do not come to the Embassy or Consulate unless you have a scheduled emergency appointment. As a reminder, the Embassy and Consulate do not have the resources to provide you with lodging, transportation costs, or food. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to help U.S. citizens get through these challenging times.

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 https://ng.usembassy.gov/for information on conditions in Nigeria
  • Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.