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Health Alert: Lagos (Nigeria), Government Extends Cessation Of Movement Order

Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (April 14, 2020)

Location:  Lagos, Nigeria 

Event:  Extension of Cessation of Movement


On Monday, April 13, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced an extension of the cessation of movement order for Lagos and Ogun States and the Federal Capital Territory.  The cessation will last for an additional fourteen (14) days starting at 11:59 pm on April 13th.  Please remain sheltered in place and comply with the lockdown order to help protect your health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Actions to Take 

·         Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.  

·         For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations 

·         Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.  

·         Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. 

·         Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Nigeria. 

·         Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States  


U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area

+234 (9) 461-4000 during business hours; after hours press zero (0) 



U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria 

2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island

+234 (1) 461-3400 during business hours and after hours 



State Department - Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


Nigeria Country Information


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