Nigeria: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Nigeria

This information is provided for customers flying to Nigeria from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Nigeria Currently has a traffic light status of green. and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)

Nigeria is currently the 15th most popular travel destination from the UK which is up 3 from last month.

Traffic Light Status: green

Please select your vaccination status below as this will change the entry restrictions and return requirements listed on this page.

Return to UK: Green Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Not Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Recommended
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation Not Required
Test to Release Not Required
Antigen Testing Not Required
Further Covid Testing Not Required

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Entry Requirements

Entry Status Open from the UKOpen from the UK
Tests PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)
Quarantine 7 days (Self Quarantine)7 days (Self Quarantine)

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
Public Transportation Reduced
Restaurants Open for takeout and delivery
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
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Current Travel Popularity: 15/230
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COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 255,859
New Cases 0
Population 215,665,425
Last Updated 16 May 2022 03:11am

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Timeline of the pandemic in Nigeria

Nigeria registered its first Covid-19 cases in early April 2020 and within a month had registered over 500 cases. Covid-19 infections peaked during the summer months and went into decline during September and October. Nigeria have had over 60,000 confirmed cases by October 2020.

Popular Airports in Nigeria

Airport IATA Passengers
Murtala Muhammed International Airport LOS 2,003,000
Nnamdi Azikiwi International Airport ABV 1.999.000
Port Harcourt International Airport PHC 1,080,000


Popular Destinations

Prior to the pandemic, the most popular attractions in Nigeria were the Zuma Rock (the rock with the face), the Nike art centre, the Lekki Conservation Centre and Yankari Game reserve. For views Idandre hills and Kajuru castle and Guara waterfalls – so fab they named it after two gods.




Nigeria's airports have opened for travel, and domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I Travel to Nigeria?

  • Airports in Nigeria are open, and some international flights resumed.
  • Arrivals must present a QR code generated in advance.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Nigeria?

  • Anyone arriving to Nigeria will be required to self-quarantine for 7 days.
  • Vaccinated arrivals are not required to self-quarantine.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Nigeria?

  • Anyone entering Nigeria, over the age of 10, will be required to present a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours, and fill in a health locator form.
  • All passengers will be tested again within the 2nd and 7th days after arrival, at their own expense.
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals are exempt.

Is public transportation open in Nigeria?

Public transportation in Nigeria is operating with reduced capacity.

Are restaurants and bars open in Nigeria?

Restaurants in Nigeria are open for takeout and delivery.

Are businesses and attractions open in Nigeria?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Nigeria are closed.
  • A nightly curfew is in place from 00:00 to 04:00.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Nigeria?

Wearing a face mask is required in public spaces.

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New travel rules

4 May, 2021

Everyone travelling to Nigeria will be required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. This will come in effect from 4 May.

Furthermore, non-Nigerians and non-permanent residence permit holders will not be allowed entry if they have visited Brazil, India or Turkey in the 14 days before travelling to Nigeria.

More information on the government’s website.

Immigration Services resumed

26 April, 2021

The Nigerian High Commission in London has resumed Immigration Services from 13 May.

More information on the government website.

The FCDO has released advice for travelling to Nigeria.

1 March, 2021

The FCDO has released advice for travelling to Nigeria. Upon entry to Nigeria, you must self-isolate for at least 7 days. Furthermore, if you develop any Covid-19 symptoms, you may be required to quarantine at a government monitored treatment centre.

For more information, visit the Government website.


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