NCDC Weekly Epidemiological Report: Issue: Volume 11 No. 35: 24th – 30th August 2020

Situation Report
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COVID-19: National International Travel Portal

With the resumption of international flights, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF-COVID-19) has continued to put in place public health measures to prevent further spread of the virus in Nigeria. One of such is the establishment of guiding protocols and procedures for all return travellers using the mandatory quarantine protocol.

In line with this, the Nigeria International Travel Portal (NITP) was recently launched by PTF-COVID-19 with the support of the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).This is to ensure that all intending travellers are adequately equipped with necessary information regarding COVID-19 preventive measures, ensure safe travel and reduce the risk of a spike in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. The NITP is hosted on the web-portal of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and co-managed with the Port Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Health, PTF-COVID-19 and other relevant government institutions.

Every air traveller is expected to be familiar with the required protocol before and upon arrival in Nigeria. Below are some of the key information every traveller must be acquainted with:

  1. Before your trip to Nigeria, kindly visit htttp:// to fill out your pre-boarding and health declaration screening form

  2. Upload your negative PCR test results taken not more than 96 hours before departure

  3. Select an appointment date and private laboratory of preference for a repeat COVID-19 test to be done within 7 days of arrival in Nigeria. Obtain barcode after payment has been made OR make payment upon arrival in Nigeria

  4. Self-isolate on arrival in Nigeria and take COVID-19 test 7 days later on the allocated appointment date

  5. All travel-related testing must be carried out in accredited private laboratories in Nigeria. You can access list of these laboratories via

All payments received on the platform are sent directly to the testing laboratories where passengers have chosen to be tested. For passengers that may encounter challenges with the travel portal, kindly see the NCDC frequently asked questions on

Summary of Incidents


  1. Information for this disease was retrieved from the Technical Working Group and Situation Reports

  2. Case Fatality Rate (CFR) for this disease is reported for confirmed cases only

  3. Information for this disease was retrieved from IDSR 002 data

  4. CFR for this disease is reported for total cases i.e. suspected + confirmed

  5. Information for sentinel influenza was retrieved from the laboratory