Get your essential checklist for travelling post lockdown.

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Essential Checklist for Travelling Post Lockdown

As you prepare to book your flight, providing you with all the essential information you will need is our top priority. Below, you will find all the necessary information you will need to enjoy your next flight.

Domestic or local flights will commence to and from the following airports from 08 July 2020: Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano, Omagwa International Airport in Port Harcourt, Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri and Maiduguri International Airport will commence operations 11 July 2020. Other airports will resume operations from 15 July 2020.

All international passenger flights are prohibited except for those flights authorised by the Federal Government and/or airline. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the resumption date of international flights.

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Disclaimer: Travelstart does not warrant that the information posted is correct. The link should be used as a guide only. Before booking any travel we recommend that you first check the regulations as published in your country of departure and arrival.

Though the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is still confirming safety protocols for airports, here are some measures that we anticipate:

  • All persons entering the terminal building and boarding aircraft are required to wear face masks at all times.
  • Temperature screening will be conducted at the terminal building entrances before any passenger is allowed entry, and will be denied access should they have an elevated temperature or present with signs of being infected with COVID-19.
  • All persons entering the terminal building and boarding aircraft are required to wash their hands and use hand sanitizers at intervals.
  • All the airports will have markings on the floor for social distancing of 2 metres. This will be applicable at check-in counters and security checkpoints.
  • Airline check-in agents will wear face shields and the counters will be installed with protective screens. Check-in counters will also be frequently sanitised.
  • All airport personnel will wear masks.
  • On arrival, all passengers must be screened as they enter the terminal building.

Repatriation flights are special flights other than a regular service, set up to move a specific load such as medical supplies or people abroad to their country of origin. These flights are strictly for the nationals or residence permit holders.

Costs are undisclosed and in some cases, passengers are required to pay for these flights.

Though the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is still confirming safety protocols for airports, here are some measures that we anticipate:

  1. Federal Medical Centre, Yola Adamawa
  2. Akwa Ibom State Molecular Laboratory
  3. Accunalysis Medical Diagnostics Anambra
  4. Bauchi Molecular Laboratory Bauchi
  5. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Borno
  6. Delta Mobile Laboratory
  7. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Ebonyi
  8. Irua Specialist Teaching Hospital Edo
  9. University of Benin Teaching Hospital Edo
  10. 54gene Ekiti
  11. NCDC National Reference Laboratory Federal Capital Territory
  12. Defence Reference Laboratory Federal Capital Territory
  13. 54gene Federal Capital Territory
  14. NIA Laboratory Federal Capital Territory
  15. Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe
  16. Everight Diagnostics Imo
  17. Jigawa Molecular Laboratory Jigawa
  18. Ahmadu Bello University Kaduna
  19. GeneXpert Mobile Laboratory, Kaduna
  20. NDA Laboratory Kaduna
  21. 54gene Kano
  22. Bayero University Kano
  23. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
  24. International Foundation Against Infectious Diseases in Nigeria (IFAIN), Kano
  25. e-Health Laboratory, Kano
  26. Sahel Laboratory
  27. Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  28. Nigeria Institute for Medical Research, Lagos
  29. Lagos State Biobank Laboratory
  30. 54gene Lagos
  31. NCDC Central Public Health Laboratory, Lagos
  32. 54gene Ogun
  33. Afriglobal Medicare, Ogun
  34. Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo
  35. African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Osun
  36. University College Hospital Virology Department Laboratory Oyo
  37. Biorepository and Clinical Virology Laboratory, UCH, Oyo
  38. National Veterinary Research Institute, Plateau
  39. Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, rivers
  40. University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, rivers
  41. Centre for Advanced Medical Research and Teaching, Sokoto

Arrive a minimum of 1 hours 30 minutes prior to your flight departure.

We recommend that you check in online prior to departure (to minimise contact, queues and waiting time).

Only passengers are allowed to enter the airport, no visitors will be allowed entry.

Expect maximum safety protocols to be applied throughout your journey.

Escorts will not be allowed to follow VIP’s into the departure hall.

Those picking up arriving passengers are advised to remain in the car.

All new bookings can be made on our website.

* By booking the selected flight with us, you agree and understand that at the time of making the booking, the airline you are scheduled to fly with has confirmed the selected flight/s as being operational. However, this may be subject to change in the event that the travel bans are not lifted, further restrictions are imposed by the Minister of Transport and/or the airline/s.

Travelstart cannot be held liable for any operational charges or consequential damages incurred in the event that flights are not able to operate as planned, including any disruptions or changes to the planned schedules.


Information on this page is accurate and reliable at time of publication, however, it may not reflect the very latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak.

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