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Nigeria travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 07.07.2020
Overland Airways to resume scheduled flight July 15

Published on 25.06.2020
Dana Air prepares for flight resumption

Flight Restrictions

published 25.06.2020
1. Flights to Nigeria are suspended.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Nigeria.
2. Nationals and residents of Nigeria:
– must complete a Health Declaration Form;
– must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before arrival;
– are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
3. Residence permits which have expired on 22 March 2020 or later, are considered valid.

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Quarantine

Passengers are subject to 14 days quarnatine upon arrival.
Travelers without symptoms on departure but become unwell in transit are advised to self-report to the Port Health Services on arrival.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Upon arrival in Nigeria, passengers will have to fill up Health Declaration Form, passenger self-reporting, and submit it to the health authorities. Passengers should also have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 9
months or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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  • Nigeria Kano ends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions (Reuters, 02.07.2020). Federal Government approves resumption of domestic flights on 01 July (Punch, 29.06.2020) Government will allow travel between states outside curfew hours from 1 July (Reuters, 29.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    The Government has announced the resumption of domestic flights to begin on 8 July 2020 for Abuja and Lagos airports. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports will resume operations on July 11, 2020. All other airports are expected to reopen on July 15, 2020. No information has been announced related to the resumption of international travel.
    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) have approved the extension of ‘phase two’ for easement of the lockdown, will be in place through July 27, 2020, includes: a nationwide curfew which remains in place from 10:00 P.M. – 4:00 A.M. daily. Healthcare workers and journalists are exempted from his curfew.
    Banks may resume normal working hours. Government offices will be open between 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Monday – Friday. Interstate travel may resume on 1 July 2020. Face masks or coverings are mandatory in public settings and handwashing/sanitizing practices must continue to be followed. Ban on gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace. Relaxation of restrictions on schools to allow for students in graduating classes Secondary School 3, Junior Secondary School 3 to return to prepare for exams. Bars, cinemas, recreational parks, gyms, entertainment centers, and night clubs remain closed.

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    05.07.2020
  • Nigeria Kano ends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions (Reuters, 02.07.2020). Federal Government approves resumption of domestic flights on 01 July (Punch, 29.06.2020) Government will allow travel between states outside curfew hours from 1 July (Reuters, 29.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    As of March 23, the Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended all international and domestic commercial airflights into and within Nigeria.

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) have approved the extension of ‘phase two’ for easement of the lockdown, will be in place through July 27, 2020, includes: a nationwide curfew which remains in place from 10:00 P.M. – 4:00 A.M. daily. Healthcare workers and journalists are exempted from his curfew.
    Banks may resume normal working hours. Government offices will be open between 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Monday – Friday. Interstate travel may resume on 1 July 2020. Face masks or coverings are mandatory in public settings and handwashing/sanitizing practices must continue to be followed. Ban on gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace. Relaxation of restrictions on schools to allow for students in graduating classes Secondary School 3, Junior Secondary School 3 to return to prepare for exams. Bars, cinemas, recreational parks, gyms, entertainment centers, and night clubs remain closed.

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    03.07.2020
  • Nigeria Federal Government approves resumption of domestic flights on 01 July (Punch, 29.06.2020) Government will allow travel between states outside curfew hours from 1 July (Reuters, 29.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    As of March 23, the Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended all international and domestic commercial airflights into and within Nigeria.

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) have approved the extension of ‘phase two’ for easement of the lockdown, will be in place through July 27, 2020, includes: a nationwide curfew which remains in place from 10:00 P.M. – 4:00 A.M. daily. Healthcare workers and journalists are exempted from his curfew.
    Banks may resume normal working hours. Government offices will be open between 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Monday – Friday. Interstate travel may resume on 1 July 2020. Face masks or coverings are mandatory in public settings and handwashing/sanitizing practices must continue to be followed. Ban on gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace. Relaxation of restrictions on schools to allow for students in graduating classes Secondary School 3, Junior Secondary School 3 to return to prepare for exams. Bars, cinemas, recreational parks, gyms, entertainment centers, and night clubs remain closed.

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    30.06.2020
  • Nigeria Government suspends resumption of domestic flights on 21 June (Nairametrics, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    1. Flights to Nigeria are suspended.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Nigeria.
    2. Nationals and residents of Nigeria:
    – must complete a Health Declaration Form;
    – must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before arrival;
    – are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    3. Residence permits which have expired on 22 March 2020 or later, are considered valid.

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Most states in Nigeria have introduced their own restrictions on movement. All travellers and residents in Nigeria are encouraged to monitor announcements by federal and state governments on further restrictions, which are likely to be introduced with little advance notice. The Federal Government (FG) has announced that from 2 June the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos will be relaxed and replaced with new requirements including a nationwide daily night time curfew between 10:00pm and 04:00am and the mandatory use of facemasks in public. The current restrictions will be reviewed again by 29 June. Check the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control website [https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/IMPLEMENTATION_GUIDELINES_FOR__EASING_LOCKDOWN_-_F1.pdf] for updates on further guidance on the implications of the the lockdown restrictions in Abuja and Lagos. The FG also advised that travel to or from other states should be postponed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    25.06.2020
  • Nigeria Government announces domestic flights to resume by 21 June and only five airports will be allowed to open: Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, the Omagwa International airport, Port-Harcourt Mallam Aminu Kano international airport, Kano and the Sam Mbakwe airport, Owerri. (The Nation, 03.06.2020).

    *****International Restrictions
    1. Flights to Nigeria are suspended.
    – This does not apply to emergency and essential flights.
    2. Nationals and residents of Nigeria are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    3. Nationals and residents of Nigeria must:
    – present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival, and
    – have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Most states in Nigeria have introduced their own restrictions on movement. All travellers and residents in Nigeria are encouraged to monitor announcements by federal and state governments on further restrictions, which are likely to be introduced with little advance notice. The Federal Government (FG) has announced that from 2 June the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos will be relaxed and replaced with new requirements including a nationwide daily night time curfew between 10:00pm and 04:00am and the mandatory use of facemasks in public. The current restrictions will be reviewed again by 29 June. Check the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control website [https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/IMPLEMENTATION_GUIDELINES_FOR__EASING_LOCKDOWN_-_F1.pdf] for updates on further guidance on the implications of the the lockdown restrictions in Abuja and Lagos. The FG also advised that travel to or from other states should be postponed.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    12.06.2020
  • Nigeria Government announces domestic flights to resume by 21 June and only five airports will be allowed to open: Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, the Omagwa International airport, Port-Harcourt Mallam Aminu Kano international airport, Kano and the Sam Mbakwe airport, Owerri. (The Nation, 03.06.2020).

    1. Flights to Nigeria are suspended.
    – This does not apply to emergency and essential flights.
    2. Nationals and residents of Nigeria are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    3. Nationals and residents of Nigeria must:
    – present a completed “Health Declaration Form” upon arrival, and
    – have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    The Federal Government (FG) has announced that from 2 June the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos will be relaxed and replaced with new requirements including a nationwide daily night time curfew between 10:00pm and 04:00am and the mandatory use of facemasks in public. The current restrictions will be reviewed again by 29 June. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.

    Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a facemask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May. Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a facemask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. facemasks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home.
    Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a facemask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of facemasks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. State authorities announced the reopening of mosques and allowance of Friday and Eid prayers. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. The ban on worship centres is lifted until 2 June.

    Niger state: State announced easing of intra-state travel and ordered the dismantling of internal security checkpoints as of 10 June and relaxation of restrictions on the operation of markets, banks and other businesses across the state. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited.
    Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.
    Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in the public place.
    Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies.
    Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets.
    Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    11.06.2020
  • Nigeria Government announces domestic flights to resume by 21 June and only five airports will be allowed to open: Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, the Omagwa International airport, Port-Harcourt Mallam Aminu Kano international airport, Kano and the Sam Mbakwe airport, Owerri. (The Nation, 03.06.2020).

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    The Federal Government (FG) has announced that from 2 June the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos will be relaxed and replaced with new requirements including a nationwide daily night time curfew between 10:00pm and 04:00am and the mandatory use of facemasks in public. The current restrictions will be reviewed again by 29 June. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.

    Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a facemask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May. Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a facemask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. facemasks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home.
    Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a facemask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of facemasks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. State authorities announced the reopening of mosques and allowance of Friday and Eid prayers. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. The ban on worship centres is lifted until 2 June.

    Niger state: State announced easing of intra-state travel and ordered the dismantling of internal security checkpoints as of 10 June and relaxation of restrictions on the operation of markets, banks and other businesses across the state. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited.
    Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.
    Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in the public place.
    Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies.
    Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets.
    Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    10.06.2020
  • Nigeria Government announces domestic flights to resume by 21 June and only five airports will be allowed to open: Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, the Omagwa International airport, Port-Harcourt Mallam Aminu Kano international airport, Kano and the Sam Mbakwe airport, Owerri. (The Nation, 03.06.2020).

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    The Federal Government (FG) has announced that from 2 June the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos will be relaxed and replaced with new requirements including a nationwide daily night time curfew between 10:00pm and 04:00am and the mandatory use of facemasks in public. The current restrictions will be reviewed again by 29 June. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.

    Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a facemask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May. Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a facemask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. facemasks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home.
    Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a facemask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of facemasks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. State authorities announced the reopening of mosques and allowance of Friday and Eid prayers. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. The ban on worship centres is lifted until 2 June. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Food markets are open on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays from 06.00 to 18.00. Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.
    Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in the public place.
    Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies.
    Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets.
    Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    03.06.2020
  • Nigeria Government announces domestic flights to resume by 21 June (Premium News, 01.06.2020).

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Internal restrictions:

    The Federal Government (FG) has announced that from 2 June the lockdown restrictions in place in Abuja and Lagos will be relaxed and replaced with new requirements including a nationwide daily night time curfew between 10:00pm and 04:00am and the mandatory use of facemasks in public. The current restrictions will be reviewed again by 29 June. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.

    Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a facemask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May. Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a facemask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. facemasks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home.
    Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a facemask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of facemasks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. State authorities announced the reopening of mosques and allowance of Friday and Eid prayers. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. The ban on worship centres is lifted until 2 June. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Food markets are open on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays from 06.00 to 18.00. Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.
    Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in the public place.
    Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies.
    Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets.
    Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    02.06.2020
  • Nigeria Government announces domestic flights to resume by 21 June (Premium News, 01.06.2020). Governor of Rivers State cancels lockdown, imposes curfew from 2 June (The Nation, 26.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    Internal restrictions:

    A multi-state lockdown on movement remains in place nationwide at least until 1 June. All residents with the exception of essential workers are required to stay at home and avoid all travel as part of a state-wide lockdown. All hotels are required to notify the authorities of any guests with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Public gatherings are limited to 30 participants. A ban on non-essential inter-state travel and state-specific curfews is enforced from 4 May. Unless states have issued specific curfew times, they abide by the nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00. The government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers. Most internal airlines have suspended operations across the country until further notice. Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): The lockdown was relaxed on 4 May. However, residents will have to adhere to the countrywide curfew which will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Ban on social gatherings remains in place until further notice. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08.00 and 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship remain closed. Gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace is prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a facemask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May. Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a facemask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. facemasks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home.
    Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a facemask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of facemasks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. State authorities announced the reopening of mosques and allowance of Friday and Eid prayers. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. The ban on worship centres is lifted until 2 June. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Food markets are open on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays from 06.00 to 18.00. Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.
    Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in the public place.
    Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies.
    Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets.
    Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction.
    Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    01.06.2020
  • Nigeria Governor of Rivers State cancels lockdown, imposes curfew from 2 June (The Nation, 26.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf UNHAS Ops still running.

    Internal restrictions:

    A multi-state lockdown on movement remains in place nationwide at least until 1 June. All residents with the exception of essential workers are required to stay at home and avoid all travel as part of a state-wide lockdown. All hotels are required to notify the authorities of any guests with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Public gatherings are limited to 30 participants. A ban on non-essential inter-state travel and state-specific curfews is enforced from 4 May. Unless states have issued specific curfew times, they abide by the nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00. The government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers. Most internal airlines have suspended operations across the country until further notice. Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): The lockdown was relaxed on 4 May. However, residents will have to adhere to the countrywide curfew which will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity.

    Ban on social gatherings remains in place until further notice. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08.00 and 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship remain closed. Gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace is prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a facemask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May.

    Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a facemask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. facemasks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home. Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a facemask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of facemasks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned.

    State authorities announced the reopening of mosques and allowance of Friday and Eid prayers. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products.

    A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. The ban on worship centres is lifted until 2 June. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Food markets are open on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays from 06.00 to 18.00. Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets.

    All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in the public place. Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies. Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May.

    That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets. Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    27.05.2020
  • Nigeria President extends movement restrictions by two weeks (Premium Times, 18.05.2020) Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders have been closed for travellers.

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf

    Internal restrictions:

    A multi-state lockdown on movement remains in place nationwide at least until 1 June. All residents with the exception of essential workers are required to stay at home and avoid all travel as part of a state-wide lockdown. All hotels are required to notify the authorities of any guests with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Public gatherings are limited to 30 participants. A ban on non-essential inter-state travel and state-specific curfews is enforced from 4 May. Unless states have issued specific curfew times, they abide by the nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00. The government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers. Most internal airlines have suspended operations across the country until further notice. Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): The lockdown was relaxed on 4 May. However, residents will have to adhere to the countrywide curfew which will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Ban on social gatherings remains in place until further notice. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08.00 and 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship remain closed. Gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace is prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a facemask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May. Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a facemask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. facemasks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home. Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a facemask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of facemasks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. State authorities announced the reopening of mosques and allowance of Friday and Eid prayers. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. The ban on worship centres is lifted until 2 June. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Food markets are open on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays from 06.00 to 18.00. Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00. The wearing of facemasks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of facemasks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of facemasks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a facemask when in the public place. Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies. Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets. Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    21.05.2020
  • Nigeria Nigeria:

    Nigeria will extend a ban on all flights by four weeks as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a government official told reporters on Wednesday 6 May. (Reuters, 06.05.2020) Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders have been closed for travellers.

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf

    Internal restrictions:

    A multi-state lockdown on movement remains in place nationwide. All residents with the exception of essential workers are required to stay at home and avoid all travel as part of a state-wide lockdown. All hotels are required to notify the authorities of any guests with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Public gatherings are limited to 30 participants. A ban on non-essential inter-state travel and state-specific curfews is enforced from 4 May. Unless states have issued specific curfew times, they abide by the nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00. The government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers. Most internal airlines have suspended operations across the country until further notice. Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): The lockdown was relaxed on 4 May. However, residents will have to adhere to the countrywide curfew which will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Ban on social gatherings remains in place until further notice. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08.00 and 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship remain closed. Gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace is prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Most non-essential establishments and a number of markets remain closed. These measures remain in place until further notice. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy essential items. Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a face mask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. A curfew is in place between 18.00 and 07.00. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until further notice. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown was suspended from 13 May. Strict entry measures at state boundaries have been lifted. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a face mask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 06.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 27 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown was eased on 4 May. Schools remain closed. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. Face masks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home. Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Kazaure and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday and Saturday the restrictions will be relaxed to allow food markets to open between 08.00 and 18.00 – wearing a face mask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: A total lockdown is in place until further notice. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Mondays and Thursdays the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of face masks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina, Safana, Kankia, Musawa, Mutazu, Malumfashi, Dutsi-Ma and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. A curfew remains in place between 18.00 and 06.00. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Food markets are open on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays from 06.00 to 18.00. Ogun state: A curfew is in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all local times) until 22 May. Residents are free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 07.00 and 17.00 (local time). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open every 48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00 (all times local). Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08.00 and 17.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 17.00. The wearing of face masks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a face mask when in the public place. Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies. Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets. Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown, including a state-wide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 and 18.00 to 06.00 in Kaura Namoda LGA, has been renewed. A ban is in place on all religious gatherings and all markets are closed. The measures were renewed on 12 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Business activities are allowed for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    18.05.2020
  • Nigeria Nigeria will extend a ban on all flights by four weeks as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a government official told reporters on Wednesday 6 May. (Reuters, 06.05.2020) Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders have been closed for travellers.

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers. Quarantine related information can be found here: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/MandatoryQuarantine-2.pdf

    Internal restrictions:

    A multi-state lockdown on movement remains in place nationwide. All residents with the exception of essential workers are required to stay at home and avoid all travel as part of a state-wide lockdown. All hotels are required to notify the authorities of any guests with suspected COVID-19 symptoms.

    Public gatherings are limited to 30 participants. A ban on non-essential inter-state travel and state-specific curfews will be enforced from 4 May. Unless states have issued specific curfew times, they abide by the nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00.The government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers. Most internal airlines have suspended operations across the country until further notice. Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): All residents are required to remain in their accommodation until at least 4 May, after which the countrywide curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Ban on social gatherings remains in place until further notice. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08.00 and 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship remain closed. Gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace is prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Stay-at-home measures, previously lifted, have been re-imposed until 8 May. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy food from 06.00 to 13.00 on Friday and Saturday. All markets and shops are to close except for those selling foodstuffs and medicine. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a face mask is mandatory for all essential movements.

    All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until 5 May. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown is in force at least until 6 May with state borders closed and all vehicular movement banned. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a face mask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 6.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 13 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown has been extended until 3 May, which includes a curfew from 18.00 until 06.00. Closure of all schools. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. Face masks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended.

    All civil servants must work from home. Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday the restrictions will be relaxed – wearing a face mask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: the government extended a total lockdown until at least 20 May . All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Monday 4 May and Thursday 7 May the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of face masks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products.

    Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited.All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited.

    State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Ogun state: Residents are required to remain in their accommodation until 4 May, after which a curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all local times). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open everyc48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00 (all times local). Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt.Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A lockdown is in place until 3 May. A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a face mask when in the public place. Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies. Rivers state: As of 7 May a total lockdown on the entire Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt is in place. The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days, with effect from Tuesday 12 May. That meant: no vehicular movement, no gathering than more than two people except those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Oil and gas companies need to request for waivers and entry permits that will be considered on a case to case basis. Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets. Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed.

    Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown has been renewed at least until 8 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Ekiti state: authorities announced on 28 April that from 4 May, business activities will resume for only 3 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    15.05.2020
  • Nigeria Nigeria will extend a ban on all flights by four weeks as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a government official told reporters on Wednesday 6 May. (Reuters, 06.05.2020) Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. UNHAS Ops still running. All land borders have been closed for travellers.

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers.

    Internal restrictions:

    A multi-state lockdown on movement remains in place nationwide. All residents with the exception of essential workers are required to stay at home and avoid all travel as part of a state-wide lockdown. All hotels are required to notify the authorities of any guests with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Public gatherings are limited to 30 participants. A ban on non-essential inter-state travel and state-specific curfews will be enforced from 4 May. Unless states have issued specific curfew times, they abide by the nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00.The government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers. Most internal airlines have suspended operations across the country until further notice. Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): All residents are required to remain in their accommodation until at least 4 May, after which the countrywide curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Ban on social gatherings remains in place until further notice. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08.00 and 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship remain closed. Gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace is prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Stay-at-home measures, previously lifted, have been re-imposed until 8 May. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy food from 06.00 to 13.00 on Friday and Saturday. All markets and shops are to close except for those selling foodstuffs and medicine. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a face mask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed. Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until 5 May. Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place. Borno state: A complete lockdown is in force at least until 6 May with state borders closed and all vehicular movement banned. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed. Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a face mask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people. Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 6.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed. Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice. Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 13 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open. Ekiti: Lockdown has been extended until 3 May, which includes a curfew from 18.00 until 06.00. Closure of all schools. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. Face masks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck. Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home. Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice. Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state. Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday the restrictions will be relaxed – wearing a face mask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Kano state: the government extended a total lockdown until at least 20 May . All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Monday 4 May and Thursday 7 May the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of face masks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned. Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed. Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely. The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited.All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities. Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00. Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Ogun state: Residents are required to remain in their accommodation until 4 May, after which a curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all local times). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open everyc48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00 (all times local). Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt.Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely. Osun state: A lockdown is in place until 3 May. A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a face mask when in the public place. Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00. Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies. Rivers state: Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets. Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home. Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down. Yobe state: State borders are closed. Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown has been renewed at least until 8 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Ekiti state: authorities announced on 28 April that from 4 May, business activities will resume for only 3 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction. Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

    Source: UNHAS (Sources) https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://ng.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

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    13.05.2020
  • Nigeria Nigeria will extend a ban on all flights by four weeks as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a government official told reporters on Wednesday 6 May. (Reuters, 06.05.2020)

    Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark.

    UNHAS Ops still running.

    All land borders have been closed for travellers.

    International restrictions:

    Lagos’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital Abuja are closed until 4 June. Essential and emergency international flights, as well as all domestic flights, are exempted. Exemptions include flight related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights and technical stops where passengers do not disembark. Mallam-Aminu Kano International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa are closed until further notice. All land borders have been closed for travellers.

    Internal restrictions:

    A multi-state lockdown on movement remains in place nationwide. All residents with the exception of essential workers are required to stay at home and avoid all travel as part of a state-wide lockdown. All hotels are required to notify the authorities of any guests with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Public gatherings are limited to 30 participants. A ban on non-essential inter-state travel and state-specific curfews will be enforced from 4 May. Unless states have issued specific curfew times, they abide by the nationwide curfew from 20.00 to 06.00.The government is imposing restrictions on offshore oil workers. Most internal airlines have suspended operations across the country until further notice. Abuja (Federal Capital Territory): All residents are required to remain in their accommodation until at least 4 May, after which the countrywide curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Ban on social gatherings remains in place until further notice. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 08.00 and 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship remain closed. Gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace is prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice. Adamawa state: The state’s borders with Cameroon and other Nigerian states remain closed. Stay-at-home measures, previously lifted, have been re-imposed until 8 May. Akwa Ibom: Shutdown of state borders. A stay-at-home order is in place with residents only allowed to go out to buy food from 06.00 to 13.00 on Friday and Saturday. All markets and shops are to close except for those selling foodstuffs and medicine. State lockdown until further notice; authorities are currently consulting other states to decide on whether to relax the restrictions or not. Anambra state: State borders remain closed until further notice. The use of a face mask is mandatory for all essential movements. All food markets, restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen.
    Bauchi state: All state borders have been closed.
    Bayelsa state: A curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 remains in place. The state borders have been closed. Coughing or sneezing travellers will not be allowed to board public transport. All religious activities are suspended. Restrictions on movement will be in place until 5 May.
    Benue state: Ban on public gatherings, closure of state borders, dusk to dawn (19.00 until 06.00) curfew in place.
    Borno state: A complete lockdown is in force at least until 6 May with state borders closed and all vehicular movement banned. Health screenings are in place at three entry points to the state capital Maiduguri, namely Dalori, Muna and Njimtilo camps for internal travellers. Transports of essential goods will remain possible. Until 6 June, all residents are required to stay in their homes, all gatherings are restricted while offices and businesses are closed.
    Cross River state: All residents are required to wear a face mask when in public. Closure of the states borders. Closure of schools and ban on all public and social gatherings over five people.
    Delta state: The state’s lockdown has now ended, allowing economic and business activities from 6.00 to 19.00. An overnight curfew between 19.00 and 6.00 will remain in place. Schools, entertainment venues including cinemas, bars and nightclubs will remain closed until 31 May. Airports will remain closed for commercial flights. The state’s borders remain closed.
    Ebonyi state: Curfew from 19.00-07.00. Closure of schools and social venues. Borders closed until further notice.
    Edo state: A dusk-to-dawn curfew from 20.00 to 06.00 is in place until 13 May. Public gatherings are limited to 20 participants, while only shops selling essential items are allowed to open.
    Ekiti: Lockdown has been extended until 3 May, which includes a curfew from 18.00 until 06.00. Closure of all schools. Public gatherings are banned, except funerals which are limited to 20 participants. Movement is only permitted for essential purposes such as the procurement of food and medicine and essential work. Face masks are compulsory in public areas. Business activities are allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 07.00-16.00. All travel from and into Ekiti state are banned, except for essential services and with no more than three people within the truck.
    Enugu state: Shutdown of all states borders and suspension of all interstate transportation until further notice. All except grocery markets and pharmacies to remain closed until further notice. All social gatherings are indefinitely suspended. All civil servants must work from home.
    Gombe state: Interstate travel is banned and all gatherings are prohibited. Curfew from 19.00 to 06.00 until further notice.
    Imo state: All movement within the state is restricted and state borders are closed. Curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 until further notice.
    Jigawa state: A lockdown in the local government areas of Gumel, Birnin Kudu and Gujungu in Taura started on 30 April. State borders and markets are closed. Social gatherings are restricted across the state.
    Kaduna state: A curfew on movements to, from and within Kaduna state is in place, from 18.00 to 06.00. In addition, a 24-hour curfew is in place – the lockdown is in place until 26 May at least. No movement outside the resident’s accommodation is allowed. Essential workers are exempt from this measure. Those violating the curfew may be arrested by security forces. No office, businesses or places of worship are allowed to open. All gatherings, especially those that are religious in nature, are prohibited. Every Wednesday the restrictions will be relaxed – wearing a face mask will be enforced by authorities. Borders with neighbouring states are closed and only persons with valid passes are allowed into Kaduna, where they will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Kano state: On 27 April, the government announced a total lockdown for 2 weeks, effective immediately. All markets and places of worship will be closed; only supermarkets will be open during this time, On Monday 4 May and Thursday 7 May the restrictions will be relaxed between 10.00 and 16.00. The wearing of face masks in public will be mandatory on those days. On both days, only Yankaba Market, where perishable items are sold, and Yan Lemo Market, would be allowed to operate. Public gatherings are banned.
    Katsina state: The state has closed all land borders, prohibiting inbound travel from the Republic of Niger and nearby Nigerian states. Vehicles carrying food and other essential goods are exempt from this restriction. Lockdown measures are in place in Daura, Batagarawa, Jibia, Katsina and Mani Local Government Areas (LGAs).
    Kebbi state: The state’s borders and schools are closed.
    Kogi state: Shutdown of land and water state borders. All residents must stay at home for the exception of essential workers. Those returning to the city of Lokoja will be screened by security forces before entering the city. All social gatherings banned indefinitely.
    The Kwara state government has announced a total lockdown of the entire sixteen local government areas until further notice. Exceptions will be made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products.
    Lagos state: Residents are required to stay home and businesses are to remain closed. A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00 (all times local). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers from Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited.All schools remain closed until further notice. Health checks are being conducted on a door-to-door basis and it is compulsory to comply with the authorities.
    Nasarawa state: Entry into Nasarawa state is restricted between 18.00 and 06.00 and all travellers will be screened upon entry. In Lafia and other urban centres a curfew is in place between 20.00 and 06.00. The Karu local Government Area (LGA) is placed in lockdown except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00.
    Niger state: State borders are closed and a daily curfew is in effect from 14.00-22.00. Public gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited. State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed.
    Ogun state: Residents are required to remain in their accommodation until 4 May, after which a curfew will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 (all local times). The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory as of 4 May. All inbound and outbound travel from the state is suspended, except for critical reasons such as healthcare and critical work; private security companies are also exempt. Movement of all aircraft (both commercial and private) is suspended except for those issued with special permits. All intra-state movements resume under conditions (capacity, provision of hand sanitiser to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Workers in Lagos state and residents in Ogun state will not be allowed to travel until 10 May. Taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons), while buses are to reduce occupancy to 50% of installed capacity. Several major roads across the state are closed to vehicular traffic: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abeokuta-Ifo-Sango/Ota Expressway; Interchange-Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode-Benin/Ore Expressway; Abeokuta-Odeda-Ibadan Highway; Sango/Ota-Atan-Owode-Idiroko Highway and Atan-Lusada-Agbara-Badagry Highway. All churches are closed. Markets will open everyc48 hours from 10.00 to 14.00 (all times local). Selected businesses (essential ones like healthcare providers and construction companies) are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitising protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 08.00 to 14.00 and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols and the use of face masks. Markets are allowed to open maximum three times a week between 08.00 and 15.00. Supermarkets will operate normally from 08.00 to 15.00. The wearing of face masks and observing of sanitising protocols are compulsory to access the markets. All businesses, such as restaurants (except for home delivery services from 08.00 to 15.00) and places of worship, remain closed; private security companies are also exempt.Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited. Public religious gatherings remain prohibited. All schools remain closed until further notice.
    Ondo state: State borders are closed. Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed within the state. Closure of all markets until further notice. There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place. The local government elections initially scheduled for 18 April have been postponed indefinitely.
    Osun state: A lockdown is in place until 3 May. A partial relaxation of the lockdown will be effected from 4 May, from Monday to Thursday between 06.00 to 17.00. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 18.00 to 06.00. It is compulsory to wear a face mask when in the public place.
    Oyo state: All gatherings are limited to 30 persons. There is a curfew from 19.00 until 05.00.
    Plateau state: Closure of all markets selling non-essential items. Social venues closed. Health screening at all entry and border points. State borders are closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professionals and telecom operators. The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies.
    Rivers state: Shutdown of state borders. Public venues have been closed, while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. Surveillance posts have been set up at the state’s borders. A dusk-to-dawn curfew (from 19.00 until 06.00) is in effect from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road. Drinking establishments in this area are to close down; likewise for markets.
    Sokoto state: All interstate roads and land borders closed. All civil servants required to work from home.
    Taraba state: State borders are closed; only essential movement for food, pharmaceutical and fuel supplies is permitted. A nightly curfew from 19.00-06.00 is in effect. Markets, mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Businesses may open and free movement is allowed from 10.00 to 14.00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mosques and churches are shut down.
    Yobe state: State borders are closed.
    Zamfara state: All state borders have been closed and a lockdown has been renewed at least until 8 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Ekiti state: authorities announced on 28 April that from 4 May, business activities will resume for only 3 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 07.00 until 16.00 – social distancing measures must be followed. Restriction of movement will be enforced 4 days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) – only essential services (food, medicine, beverages, petroleum, bank, agriculture, construction, select media and telecommunications are exempted from the restriction.
    Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja: Easing of lockdown on 4 May, businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Curfew will persist.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source UNHAS (Sources)
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://ng.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nigeria]
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