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Last updated 4 October 2021
As of 17 May 2021, there is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally.
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.
From 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can book a day 2 test with free delivery. Not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can book their return antigen tests and day 2 and 8 travel packages with Medicspot. Further details can be found on our Covid test page.
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.
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.
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.
If you are travelling to Nigeria, a Covid-19 test costs £75. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.
Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Nigerian airlines and the Nigerian government.
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.
Travellers from the UK to Nigeria must take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.