All travelers to Nigeria must adhere to the self-isolation period. Please consider reviewing your travel plans to ensure that you can adhere to the self-isolation guidelines, such as extending your travel time.
For short trips, you may consider virtual meeting options while you are in self- isolation.
You are advised to begin your registration the moment you receive your COVID-19 PCR negative test result. This is to give sufficient time in the event of payment-related or any other delays.
Duplicate records mean the system has received and stored your information. This means you started an earlier transaction and could not finalise or there is a delay in receiving a response.
Please do any of the following:
Please send an email to [email protected] with Subject: CORRECTION OF TRAVEL INFORMATION.
Please contact to [email protected] to report this.
In the meantime, please select a departure port close to you, to enable you complete your form. We will also escalate the issue accordingly, and have the portal updated.
Travel related COVID-19 testing is conducted by approved private laboratories, who provide this service for a fee. All payments are made to the private laboratories.
As Nigeria continues the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resources available to the public health laboratories are for public testing and cannot be re-puposed for travelers.
The cost of COVID-19 PCR test varies across private laboratories. Currently, it ranges between NGN 42,750 – NGN 50,400 on the travel portal.
Please follow the following steps:
As a temporary measure, any passenger that is unable to complete payment online will be allowed to board the flight if they have a valid COVID-19 negative PCR result. The passenger will be required to pay for the repeat COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Nigeria. Please note that passengers without a QR code may face longer delays on arrival in Nigeria before exiting the airport.
For passengers who have selected testing laboratories in Lagos, please send an email with the bank statement or payment receipt (text messages are not accepted) as proof of payment, to [email protected] and [email protected] to resolve any duplicate payments and process any refunds.
For passengers who have selected testing laboratories in Abuja, please send an email with bank statement or payment receipt (text messages are not accepted) as proof of payment, to [email protected] and [email protected] to resolve any duplicate payments and process any refunds.
Please contact the laboratory you have chosen for your test during registration to explore available options and requirements for your sample to be taken at home.
Yes, you can carry out a test at your state of residence if there is an accredited private laboratory in the state on the payment portal. If there is no private laboratory in your state of final destination, the laboratory you have chosen for your test during registration will make arrangements to have your sample taken at a designated site.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and NCDC are urgently working with all states to create a mechanism for private testing. Please see list of accredited private laboratories on the NCDC COVID-19 website: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/privatelabs/
The pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test MUST be within 120 hours before departure (mandatory) and preferably within 72 hours pre-boarding (advisory). Tests done more than 120 hours before departure are not valid and persons will not be allowed to board. Please note that tests other than PCR tests for COVID-19 (such as rapid diagnostic IgG/IgM or antigen tests) are not acceptable
Our goal is to ensure that the resumption of international travel in Nigeria does not lead to an influx of COVID-19 cases.
The post-arrival test is carried out to cover any risk of infection that may have occured between your pre-departure test and date of travel as well as during the flight and on arrival.
Registration and payment for this test is required before travel to Nigeria. However, in exceptional cases when payment is not possible before travel, payment for post- arrival test can be done on arrival, at the airport. This may cause delays to travelers.
The post arrival COVID-19 PCR test should be done on the 7th day after arrival. You are required to contact the private laboratory you selected during online registration and payment to schedule an appointment. However, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 while in self-isolation, please contact the state emergency help-line https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact/ or the NCDC toll free number 0800 9700 0010 immediately.
The pre-boarding COVID-19 PCR test MUST be within 120 hours pre-departure (mandatory) and preferably within 72 hours pre-boarding (advisory) before leaving the country of travel origin. Remember to maintain strict physical distancing and respiratory hygiene standards during your layover.
Only children aged 10 and under are not required to take the test before travel or on arrival.
The requirement for COVID-19 PCR negative test depends on the airline and travel destination. Kindly check with the airline you are travelling with and/or the embassy of the country you intend to travel to.
This depends on the country you are travelling to, as countries have different entry requirements. Kindly check with the embassy of the country you intend to travel.
Yes, they are required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test result in the Nigerian International Travel Portal. However, they are not required to pay for a repeat COVID-19 test prior to departure or on arrival in Nigeria
It is mandatory that all tests are taken at least 120 hours before travel. Please contact an accredited private laboratory in your country of departure for travel-related testing.