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Nigeria Travel Restrictions

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Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Nigeria.

Nigeria entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Nigeria, but there are restrictions. Travelers who do not have a travel history in Brazil, India, South Africa, or Turkey during the 14 days prior to their arrival are allowed to enter Nigeria. Some international flights to Lagos and Abuja have resumed.


Outgoing travel to NigeriaTravelling from New Zealand to Nigeria

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Nigeria.

Details and exceptions

Travelers with travel history in Brazil, India, South Africa, or Turkey 14 days before arrival must take an additional COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of 24 hours after the arrival.

Travelers under the age of 10 are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering Nigeria.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 7 days on arrival. Travelers will also be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 7 after arrival. Travelers must have booked and paid for this test on the Nigeria International Travel Portal. Evidence of the booking will be required on arrival. They must continue self-isolating until test results are received, usually between 24-48 hours.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers are required to register on the travel portal and fill in the online Health Declaration form.Travelers are required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test to the national payment portal and bring along an electronic or hard copy of the result. An Access Report containing a QR Code will be sent to the email address provided by the Passenger. Print out or download an electronic copy of this Access Report for presentation before boarding.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Nigeria

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Nigeria must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Nigeria will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Nigeria

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nigeria.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Nigeria.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Nigeria.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travelers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 7 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Nigeria is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Nigeria are closed. Bars in Nigeria are closed.