Preparing for travel post lockdown.

In these uncertain times, we understand that you are likely to have questions about your upcoming trip. That is why we are striving to help all of our customers get the most up-to-date travel information. Our dedicated team of travel sharks are working around the clock to help you rearrange your travel plans, in line with travel restrictions being imposed in light of the global pandemic.


The situation is changing rapidly, so in order to keep you informed of the latest information relevant to your travel plans, we are providing the most recent updates below. We will endeavor to keep this page continuously updated as soon as we receive new information.

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New requirements for passengers arriving in Nigeria from the UK and South Africa

On Monday 28th December 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) revised and effected the COVID-19 new quarantine protocols for passengers flying from the UK and South Africa as follows:

  • Passengers are required to present the following TWO documents before boarding their flights:
    1. Pre-departure permit to fly/ QR code generated from the Nigeria International Travel Portal showing evidence of payment for the post-arrival COVID-19 day 7 PCR test.
    2. Documentary evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result done within 96 hours (4 days) of boarding must be provided. All PCR tests must be done from verifiable health facilities.
  • On arrival in Nigeria, passengers will be received and processed separately by Public Health officials.
  • All passengers arriving in Nigeria will be required to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival, this will be followed by a COVID-19 PCR test on day 7.
  • Passengers who test negative for COVID-19 after day 7 will end self-isolation on day 8.
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 on day 7 will be managed based on the National Guidelines for COVID-19 treatment.
  • A dedicated register of passengers arriving from the UK and South Africa will be opened for enhanced surveillance and active enforcement of these protocols.
  • We advise all customers to abide by these new rules as non-compliance could lead to you being denied boarding by the airline.

COVID-19 travel advice from the sharks:

  • We encourage you to wear your face masks throughout your journey.
  • Be advised that COVID-19 PCR test requirements vary across airlines and countries.
  • You may be required to have a COVID-19 PCR Test if:
    • the airline you are using requires it.
    • or the country you are arriving at requires it.
  • Some countries may require an additional COVID-19 PCR Test upon landing or when transiting to a final destination. You may be required to pay for these additional tests.

Please familiarise yourself with our COVID-19 disclaimer in section 5 of our Terms and Conditions.

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Mandatory COVID-19 tests are not just for passengers arriving in Nigeria. More and more countries and airlines require passengers to carry a COVID-19 negative test certificate.


Please find below the NCDC list of approved COVID-19 PCR testing clinics and laboratories in Nigeria:



Name of Laboratory State Contact Number Address
Accunalysis Medical Diagnostics Anambra 0816 765 8136 Anglecan Junction, Oba new Road before St. Mary Angelican Church Nnewi
Edo Specialist Hospital Edo 0901 829 6396 Plot 1. Sapele Road Benin City, Edo State
Lily Clinics Hospital Edo No number provided No. 16 Edo-Osagie Street, GRA, Benin City
Safety Molecular Pathology laboratory, Enugu Enugu 0705 834 8968 44 Rangers Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu
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Airlines approved for flights to and from Nigeria.

Airline Departure Airport Flight Schedule
Africa World Airlines Lagos (LOS) Daily
Abuja (ABV) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Air Côte d’Ivoire Lagos (LOS) Daily
Abuja (ABV) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
Air France Lagos (LOS) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Abuja (ABV) Wednesday, Sunday
Air Peace Lagos (LOS) Daily
Abuja (ABV) Daily
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