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Travel to Nigeria

If you are travelling to Nigeria, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and provide information, as well as documents, on the Nigerian International Travel Portal before departure.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers travelling to Nigeria must test negative for COVID-19 in the country of departure. The COVID-19 PCR test validity must be done within 96 hours of departure and preferably within 72 hours of boarding at government specified laboratories at the respective departure countries. Test validity commences from time of sample collection. Passengers must present an electronic or hard copy of the result at the airport. Children of the age ten (10) and below are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test.

Passengers originating from the United Kingdom and South Africa MUST present the following two documents before departure.

  • Pre-departure permit to fly/ QR code generated from the Nigerian International Travel Portal showing evidence of payment for post-arrival day 7 COVID-19 PCR test and;
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate done within 96 hours (4 days) before boarding from a verified testing facility

All passengers will be required to self-isolate for 7 days after arrival, followed by a COVID-19 PCR test. Passengers with a post-arrival negative COVID-19 PCR test result can exit isolation on day 8. Those with a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be referred for isolation and further management.

Required forms

The Nigerian International Travel Portal is available and passengers must utilize the portal to provide required health information, upload the pre-departure negative COVID-19 PCR test, Health Declaration and Self-reporting forms. A second COVID-19 PCR test must be completed within 7 days of arrival in Nigeria and the payment can be done through the Nigerian International Travel Portal, which will generate a QR code that can be utilized to expedite clearance procedures upon arrival at the airports.

Diplomats must use the online portal to upload the negative COVID-19 PCR test pre-departure however not required to pay for a second PCR test in Nigeria.

Children of the age ten (10) and below must register via the Nigerian International Travel Portal, however are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test

Passengers must fill the Health Declaration/Self Reporting form before arrival. It is recommended to upload the form through the Nigerian International Travel portal. Please make sure that the information/contact details you provide on the form are correct, verifiable and that you can be reached on the phone number and address provided. Passengers must inform port health officials on arrival of any change in their health circumstances since submitting the Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form.

Travel from Nigeria

COVID-19 testing requirements

If you're travelling from Nigeria, you may be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued by an approved laboratory before departure and present additional documentation on arrival. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

Required forms

Valid proof of their possession of health insurance covering the entirety of their stay in the UAE. Sufficient proof of accommodation address in the UAE, in form of a hotel booking or similar reservation which corresponds with the time period reflected on their ticket and a valid return ticket.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.