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Messages for American Citizens

Travel to Nigeria

  • A visa is required to enter Nigeria.  It is not possible to obtain one at the port of entry so travelers should apply well in advance at a Nigerian Embassy or Consulate.

    Advisory To The Media
    The U.S. Mission to Nigeria wishes to advise U.S. journalists, film-makers, and other professionals involved in the creation of news or information products, that a special accreditation from the Nigerian Ministry of Information is required for all film and media activities in the Niger Delta. This special accreditation is in addition to the general press accreditation and valid Nigerian visa required to conduct such activities elsewhere in Nigeria. Moreover, foreign visitors are not allowed to take photographs or videotape of any government buildings, airports, or bridges. Please see the full text of the Country Specific Information Sheet for Nigeria and the Travel Warning on Nigeria, which provide more detail on these and other issues. These are available at:


  • U.S. Embassy, Abuja

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
    Central District Area, Abuja.
    Telephone: (234)-9-461-4262
    Fax: (234)-9-461-4171
    Hours: M-TH 8:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 16:00; F 8:00 - 12:00 except holidays
    After Hour Emergencies: 08034086000

    U.S. Consulate General, Lagos

    2, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos
    After Hour Emergencies: [234] (1) 261-1414, 261-0195, 261-0078, 261-0139, or 261-6477
    Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 to 12:00