International flights resumed on the 5th of September 2020 and started with Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

International Flight Resumption Protocols

Incoming passengers will continue to observe the current COVID-19 protocols in place

· Incoming passengers will require a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result

· A list of accredited laboratories will be shared to embassies for incoming passengers to use for PCR tests

· From 29 August, PCR test validity period will be reduced to 7 days provided the passenger has a negative PCR result on arrival

· A PCR test should be done as close as possible to the departure date, preferably 48-72 hours. However, a 7 day validity is still acceptable

· A payment portal for passengers to make payment for PCR tests in Nigeria is being built

· The health declaration form will now be digital for ease and must be filled out just before boarding

· On arrival, passports will no longer be retained by immigration once a negative PCR is provided

· Passengers are required to self-isolate for 7 days

· On day 7, passengers are required to go and get a repeat PCR test

· On day 8, if the PCR test is negative, passengers will be allowed to exit isolation.


Local Flights Commenced on the 8th July 2020

Local flights commenced to and from the following airports from 08 July 2020:

Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano, Omagwa International Airport in Port Harcourt, Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri and Maiduguri International Airport commenced operations 11 July 2020.

Victor Attah Airport, Uyo commenced operations 15 July, 2020. Kaduna Airport, Kaduna, Yola Airport, Yola, Margaret Ekpo Airport, Calabar and Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto commenced operations 19 July, 2020.

Birnin Kebbi airport commenced operations 20 July 2020. Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos and Benin Airport, Benin commenced operations 24 July, 2020 while Asaba International Airport commenced operations 13 August, 2020.



Health and Safety Measures at the Airport

Here are some measures we anticipate:

All persons entering the terminal building and boarding aircraft are required to wear face masks at all times.

Temperature screening will be conducted at the terminal building entrances before any passenger is allowed entry and will be denied access should they have an elevated temperature or present with signs of being infected with COVID-19.

All persons entering the terminal building and boarding aircraft are required to wash their hands and use hand sanitizers at intervals.

All the airports will have markings on the floor for social distancing of 2 metres. This will be applicable at check-in counters and security checkpoints.

Airline check-in agents will wear face shields and the counters will be installed with protective screens. Check-in counters will also be frequently sanitised.

All airport personnel will wear masks.

On arrival, all passengers must be screened as they enter the terminal building.


Airport Arrival and Check-In

Arrive a minimum of 1 hours 30 minutes prior to your flight departure.

We recommend that you check in online prior to departure (to minimise contact, queues and waiting time).

Only passengers are allowed to enter the airport, no visitors will be allowed entry.

Expect maximum safety protocols to be applied throughout your journey.

Escorts will not be allowed to follow VIP’s into the departure hall.

Those picking up arriving passengers are advised to remain in the car.

Need to Get Tested for Covid-19?

Here's a List of Approved NCDC labs

1. Federal Medical Centre, Yola Adamawa

2. Akwa Ibom State Molecular Laboratory, Akwa Ibom

3. Accunalysis MedicalDiagnostics, Anambra

4. Bauchi Molecular Laboratory, Bauchi

5. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno

6. Delta Mobile Laboratory, Delta

7. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Ebonyi

8. Irua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo

9. University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo

10. 54gene, Ekiti

11. NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Federal Capital Territory

12. University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory

13. Federal Ministry of Health premises, Federal Capital Territory

14. Garki General Hospital, Federal Capital Territory

15. Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Federal Capital Territory

16. Defence Reference Laboratory, Federal Capital Territory

17. Nyanya General Hospital, Federal Capital Territory

18. National Hospital, Federal Capital Territory

19. EHA Clinics, Federal Capital Territory

20. 54gene, Federal Capital Territory

21. NIA Laboratory, Federal Capital Territory

22. Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, Gombe

23. Everight Diagnostics, Imo

24. Jigawa Molecular Laboratory, Jigawa

25. Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna

26. GeneXpert Mobile Laboratory, Kaduna

27. NDA Laboratory, Kaduna

28. 54gene, Kano

29. Bayero University Kano, Kano

30. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano

31. International Foundation Against Infectious Diseases in Nigeria (IFAIN), Kano

32. e-Health Laboratory, Kano

33. Sahel Laboratory, Katsina

34. Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos

35. Nigeria Institute for Medical Research, Lagos

36. Lagos State Biobank Laboratory, Lagos

37. 54gene, Lagos

38. Total Medical Services, Lagos

39. SynLab, Lagos

40. Medbury Medical Services, Lagos

41. Biologix Medical Service, Lagos

42. NCDC Central Public Health Laboratory, Lagos

43. 02 Medical Services, Lagos

44. Clina Lancent Laboratories, Lagos

45. 54gene, Ogun

46. Afriglobal Medicare, Ogun

47. Federal Medical Centre, Owo Ondo

48. African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Osun

49. University College Hospital Virology Department Laboratory, Oyo

50. Biorepository and Clinical Virology Laboratory, UCHOyo

51. National Veterinary Research Institute, Plateau

52. Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Rivers

53. University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers

54. Centre for Advanced Medical Research and Teaching, Sokoto


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