En De
Total doses
given
50.6M
People fully
vaccinated
21M
% Fully
vaccinated
9.93%
Masks
Mask is required on all flights, public indoor areas and public transport.
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 48 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
7 days at home required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Passengers must complete the online 'Health Declaration/Self-Reporting Form' prior to arrival
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Passengers must hold a 'Permit to Travel Certificate'/QR Code, generated by the 'Nigeria International Travel Portal'
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO

Full Restrictions:

30.05.2022

All travellers

You will need a valid visa to enter or travel through Nigeria as a visitor.

See Visas section for more information.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Prior to departure, all passengers travelling to Nigeria must register and complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

Travellers must present two documents at their point of departure. A verifiable proof of vaccination certificate and a permit to travel certificate, which will be obtained after completion of the pre-boarding health declaration.

From 00:01am on Monday, 4th April, 2022 in-bound passengers to Nigeria who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to carry out a COVID-19 PCR test.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Nigeria will not be required to carry out a post arrival PCR test or a rapid antigen test upon arriving in Nigeria.

Proof of vaccination status

On arrival in Nigeria, where applicable you must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated.

Nigeria will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. You should also carry a printed offline copy. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least two weeks prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Nigeria doesn’t accept UK’s proof of recovery.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Prior to departure, all passengers travelling to Nigeria must register and complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

Passengers must have tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the on-line Travel Portal.

Passengers must carry evidence of the test and result when they travel. Only a COVID-19 PCR test is acceptable to the Nigerian authorities. Passengers must also provide a copy of the permit to travel certificate, which will be obtained after completion of the pre-boarding health declaration.

Partially or unvaccinated passengers must also book and pay for a repeat PCR test for day 2 of their arrival and a day 7 post-arrival exit PCR test. Evidence of test booking will be required on arrival. This must be booked through the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

On arrival all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria. The Nigerian government has said it will closely monitor whether passengers are following the quarantine measures and conducting the repeat PCR test.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers must self-isolate for 7 days on arrival, until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result from their day 7 PCR test.

Find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated in Nigeria on the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Nigeria are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

Prior to departure, all passengers travelling to Nigeria must register and complete the online pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

From 00:01 am on Monday, 4th April, 2022 no pre-departure or post arrival PCR tests are required for children aged 17 and under.

If you’re transiting through Nigeria

All passengers travelling to Nigeria in order to transit to another country, must also register and complete the online pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

On arrival all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details.

The above guidance applicable to fully vaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers, should be followed for all transit passengers, including those staying in the airport (airside), or passing through immigration (sometimes known as a layover).

Exemptions

From 00:01 am on Monday, 4th April, 2022 no pre-departure or post arrival PCR tests are required for children aged 17 and under.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Nigeria, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date you arrive.

If you are a resident in Nigeria, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

You should get a valid visa before travelling.

Some business travellers might be eligible to apply for a visa on arrival. Applications for a visa on arrival must be made in advance and applicants must obtain a pre-approval letter from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) before travelling. Guidance on applying for a visa on arrival is available on the NIS website.

If you have a valid Nigerian residence permit (CERPAC or Green Card) you don’t need a visa to enter Nigeria.

For further information on entry requirements, contact the Nigeria High Commission in London.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.