Health Requirements

Proof of Vaccination for yellow fever is mandatory for travelers to Nigeria from yellow fever endemic Countries. International certificates of yellow fever vaccination may be checked upon arrival at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. Travelers from endemic Countries who do not have proof of vaccination will be vaccinated, for a fee, before entering Nigeria.

All foreign visitors entering Nigeria must possess a valid passport, which should be valid for at least six months beyond the date of arrival. Visitors from countries whose citizens require a visa should apply for a visa well in advance of their travel date at a Nigerian Embassy. Delegates are strongly advised to check all entry and visa requirements from the website of the Nigerian Immigrations Service using the following link:

You may need a letter of invitation from the host country, which you will need to present to the Embassy in your area in order to obtain your visa. The visa support letter must be requested as soon as possible and at least four (4) weeks before the start date of the meeting.

The host Country is currently liaising with the Nigerian Immigration Service with a view to processing visas at point of entry for registered delegates from countries that do not have a Nigerian High Commission/Embassy. Modalities for securing this service will be available soon.

Invitation letters will be issued upon request to assist delegates with visa process. Delegates who require this assistance should submit the following information to the host:

  • Full Name as written on Passport
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • of Arrival
  • Date of Departure
  • Hotel Booking
  • A clear scanned copy of the data page of the passport
  • A valid email address