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Health Alert: U.S. Mission to Nigeria (March 25, 2020)
March 25, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Mission to Nigeria (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Nigeria


Nigeria currently has 46 confirmed COVID cases, and the government is taking measures to prevent additional spread.  On March 23, the Government of Nigeria announced that – beginning March 24 – civil servants throughout the country must telework, and they are advising all Abuja and Lagos residents to stay home.

On March 21, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced that – effective March 23 at 23:00 to April 23 23:00 – Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja will be closed to all international flights, except emergency flights.  All international airports in Nigeria are closed.

For U.S. citizens who have expressed an interest in returning to the United States, we are reviewing your information.  You will receive a message once your information has been entered into our tracker and/or if we have additional questions.  Please do not resend the message.

At present, there are no scheduled U.S.-chartered flights.  However, we are actively exploring options and attempting to secure flights given the multitude of global airport closures and travel restrictions.  We will e-mail U.S. citizens immediately once we have flight details, routes, and costs.

U.S. citizens who are interested in returning to the United States, but have not contacted us yet, should email the information below immediately.

Please note that any possible evacuation flights would be at the expense of the traveler(s).

If you are a U.S. citizen and are interested in returning to the United States, please send ALL of the following details to AbujaACS@state.gov OR LagosACS@state.gov with the subject line “Return Travel to U.S.:

  • Name of U.S. Citizen:
  • Date of Birth of U.S. Citizen:
  • PPT # of U.S. Citizen:
  • Contact Phone Number:
  • Contact Email:
  • Current Location:
  • If there are multiple U.S. citizen children traveling, please provide the above information for each U.S. citizen child:
  • If the U.S. Citizen is a minor, please provide the following information for the one parent who will travel with the child:
  • Name and DOB of Parent:
  • Citizenship of Parent:
  • Is traveling parent a lawful permanent resident of the United States: Yes or No
  • PPT Number of Parent:
  • Total number of travelers:

Please make sure you are enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the most up-to-date information. You may enroll at https://step.state.gov/step/.  Please also check our website at https://ng.usembassy.gov/ for the most up-to-date information.



U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4000 during business; after hours press zero.

U.S. Consulate Lagos
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

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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