Nigeria (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 7 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 04.05.2021
1. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Brazil, India or Turkey are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Nigeria;
– passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Nigeria.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
3. Passengers arriving from South Africa or the United Kingdom must have a proof of payment for the PCR test obtained at
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
4. A QR code must be presented upon arrival. The QR code can be obtained at
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-isolation for 7 days upon arrival, and to a COVID-19 PCR test within 7 days after arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

The international airport has reopened.

Prior to departure, passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. They must also have tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the on-line Travel Portal.

Passengers must also carry evidence of the test and result when they travel. Only a COVID-19 PCR test is acceptable to the Nigerian authorities. Also before travel, passengers must book and pay for a repeat PCR test for day 7 of their arrival in Nigeria at the Nigeria International Travel Portal– evidence of the booking will be required on arrival.

On arrival all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria.

Boss Mustapha, chairman of Nigeria’s presidential steering committee on COVID-19 has said in a statement that the country will ban travellers coming from India from May 4.

Lockdown Details

Gatherings of over 50 people outside of work places are prohibited. Places of worship are permitted to hold services, subject to limitations set by state authorities.

Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited.

Additional measures include a mandatory requirement to wear face masks in public spaces. Check the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control website ( for updates on further guidance on the implications of the lockdown restrictions.

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