Do I Need COVID Vaccine To Travel To Nigeria? Noncitizens who are not immigrants and want to fly into Nigeria must show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can board a flight from another country to the Nigeria.
Nigeria has removed COVID-19 travel restrictions. The latest rules can be found on Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority website.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Most people who get infected with the virus will get a mild to moderate respiratory illness and get better on their own. But some of them will get very sick and need medical help. People who are older or who already have serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or cancer are more likely to get sick. COVID-19 can make anyone sick and make them very sick or kill them at any age.
Be Prepared for Your Plans to Change
No travel is risk-free during COVID-19. Countries could add more travel restrictions or make new rules quickly, for example because of a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline to see if there have been any changes that could make your trip home take longer.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you might have to stay where you are until you test negative. You might also need to go there to get help.
Plan ahead and make sure:
- can get hold of money
- find out what your insurance will cover
- can make plans to extend your stay and stay away longer than planned
Below we are going to talk about some rules that guide you about how to do I need COVID vaccine to travel to Nigeria
The Department of State Has Issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Nigeria
At 12:01 a.m. EDT on Sunday, June 12, the CDC revoked its Order that said all airline or other aircraft passengers coming from a foreign country to the U.S. had to show a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in order to get on any plane going to the U.S. Notably, the CDC Order that non-U.S. citizens and non-immigrants who want to travel to the U.S. must show proof of vaccination is still in place. See Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers for more information.
Nigeria’s Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 released new rules for all travelers to Nigeria on April 4, 2022. These rules include:
Anyone traveling to Nigeria from any country MUST sign up through the online Nigeria International Travel Portal (nitp.ncdc.gov.ng).
- Passengers who are fully vaccinated and going to Nigeria are not required to take a COVID-19 test before leaving or after arriving.
- Passengers who are fully vaccinated must show a certificate that proves they are fully vaccinated. According to the NCDC, a person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they got two doses of an NCDC-approved COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks before their travel date. On their website, you can find a list of the vaccines that have been approved. Those who don’t have a certificate of vaccination will be treated as unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated. Yellow vaccination cards from the World Health Organization and the U.S. CDC are accepted.
- Passengers who haven’t been fully vaccinated or who have only gotten part of the vaccine must take a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours before they leave and on days 2 and 7 after they arrive. Before leaving, these travelers must pay for their PCR tests on the Nigeria International Travel Portal (nitp.ncdc.gov.ng).
- The same rules apply to kids under 18 as to those who are fully vaccinated.
- If passengers don’t follow the rules for COVID-19, they will be fined.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Nigeria approved a COVID-19 vaccine? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Nigeria for U.S. citizens to get? Yes
- What kinds of vaccines can you get in Nigeria? There are COVID-19 vaccines made by AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.
- Nigeria has a list of people who are eligible to vote, but citizenship doesn’t matter. Travelers who want a COVID-19 vaccine should try to get it before they get there.
- People who are eligible can register and find out more about vaccinations at https://nphcda.gov.ng.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about vaccines in the United States that have been approved by the FDA.
- The U.S. government has no plans to give private U.S. citizens overseas COVID-19 shots. Please follow what the host country does and what its rules are for the COVID-19 vaccine.