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Travel from Nigeria

All passengers arriving in Dubai from Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued by a local government approved laboratory. The test must be taken no more than 96 hours before departure to be accepted on the flight. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. Children below 12 years old and passengers with moderate or severe disability are not required to present this certificate.


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Travel to Nigeria

All passengers travelling to Nigeria must test negative for COVID-19 in the country of departure. The COVID-19 PCR test validity must be done within 120 hours of departure and preferably within 72 hours of boarding at government specified laboratories at the respective departure countries. Passengers must present an electronic or hard copy of the result at the airport. Children of the age ten (10) and below are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test.


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The Nigerian International Travel Portal is available and passengers are strongly advised to utilize the portal to provide required health information, upload the pre-departure negative COVID-19 PCR test, Health Declaration and Self-reporting forms. A second COVID-19 PCR test must be completed within 7 days of arrival in Nigeria and the payment can be done through the Nigerian International Travel Portal, which will generate a QR code that can be utilized to expedite clearance procedures upon arrival at the airports.

Diplomats are advised to use the online portal to upload the negative COVID-19 PCR test pre-departure however not required to pay for a second PCR test in Nigeria.

Passengers must fill the Health Declaration/Self Reporting form before arrival. It is recommended to upload the form through the Nigerian International Travel portal or alternatively on board. Please make sure that the information/contact details you provide on the form are correct, verifiable and that you can be reached on the phone number and address provided. Passengers must inform port health officials on arrival of any change in their health circumstances since submitting the Health Declaration/Self-Reporting form.


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The information on this page is as published on Emirates website. Check here frequently for the latest Country specific COVID-19 travel and specific testing requirements for your destination, including any stops for connecting flights.




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