Covid Test for Nigeria

If you are travelling from the UK to Nigeria, it is necessary to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, allowing you to travel to Nigeria without complications.

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As of 17 May 2021, there is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. A traffic light system for international travel has been introduced. Please see the government website for more information.

Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to Nigeria from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken within 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to Nigeria.

Nigeria is on the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from Nigeria, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider like Medicspot. Details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test can be found here.

Nigeria Travel Advice

Can I travel to Nigeria?

As of 24 May 2021, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Nigeria. To prevent new Covid variants from entering the UK, you should not travel to amber or red list countries. Please see the government website for exemptions and further information. Please see the government website for further information.

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to Nigeria?

All travellers to Nigeria are required to have confirmation of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result in the 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete an online pre-boarding health declaration form and have their PCR test certificate uploaded to the online Travel Portal. Passengers must also carry evidence of the test and result when they travel.

Before travel, passengers must also book for a repeat PCR test for day 7 of their arrival in Nigeria and evidence of this booking is required on arrival. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to order a PCR test from a private government-listed supplier like Medicspot.

What are the quarantine rules upon entering Nigeria?

All new arrivals are expected to self-isolate at a location in the city of their arrival until the result of their second PCR test (which should be taken on day 7) is known. If the second test is negative individuals can end their self-isolation from day 8 onwards. Anyone that has developed symptoms of coronavirus during their travel or later tests positive will need to seek the appropriate guidance in line with national guidelines for Covid-19 treatment. This may require quarantine at a government-monitored treatment centre.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Nigeria?

If you are travelling to Nigeria, a Covid-19 test costs £149. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Nigeria?

Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Nigerian airlines and the Nigerian government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test to meet Nigerian travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate within the 72 hour testing requirement window.

How long before my flight to Nigeria should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Nigeria must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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