The government has announced further travel and immigration restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions are in force for the next four weeks.

Key Points:

  • As of March 23, all airports are closed to international flights.
  • Issuance of visas on arrival and Temporary Work Permits is suspended
  • Immigration offices remain open for in-country services, though there may be delays.

Analysis & Comments: Last week, Nigeria suspended visas on arrival for travelers from countries deemed high risk for COVID-19. Although the international flight ban is initially in force for four weeks, employers and affected foreign national employees should anticipate that it may be extended and that further restrictions may be imposed.

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