As of September 18, the Government of Nigeria requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 5 days (120 hours) before departure.  Additionally, children 10 years old and younger no longer require the PCR test.


  1. “On arrival in the country from 29th of August, passports will no longer be retained by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
  2. “Rather, passengers will be allowed to proceed and exit the airport once they can show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and evidence for payment for a repeat PCR result in the country; and where possible, where we have been able to get the health questionnaires that have been submitted.
  3. “Passengers will be asked to proceed on self-isolation at home for a period of seven days.
  4. “On Day 7, they will proceed to their sample collection centre for a repeat PSR test and by Day 8, they will be allowed to rejoin the society.


What is the purpose of a COVID19 PCR test?

PCR test is carried out to determine whether a person has the virus that causes COVID19. It is currently the most reliable method that can determine if the virus is present in the body even in those who show no symptoms.

What is the cost of PCR Test in Nigeria

The cost of COVID19 PCR test varies across private laboratories. Currently, it ranges between N42,750 – N50,400 on the payment portal. Some clinics also charge more.

Get your tests done and happy travelling!



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