Location: Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria
Event: On October 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of State granted authorized departure status to Embassy Abuja, which permits the voluntary departure of family members and certain employees due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja continues to have limited ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Nigeria. The U.S. Consulate in Lagos continues to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nigeria.
Actions to Take:
- Have a personal emergency action plan that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Take advantage of commercial transportation options, if you wish to depart Nigeria.
- Monitor local media for breaking news on the security situation.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Keep a low profile.
U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero
U.S. Consulate General 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