Travel Restrictions: NCAA Issues NOTAM, Flights to Operate into Lagos, Abuja

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has issued a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) on the travel restrictions directive by Federal Government of Nigeria.

Only Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (DNAA) and Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos,(DNMM) will be opened to accept international flights irrespective of the type of operation.

The NOTAM, signed by the Director General, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, to all operators, says the restriction of entry into the country for travelers from the 13 countries will take off midnight this Friday March 20, 2020.

These countries are China, Japan, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, US, UK, Iran, France, Norway, South Korea and Germany.

The NOTAM says the travel restrictions is applicable to all flight crews from the affected countries.


“All operators wishing to operate/fly into Nigeria are required to operate with two (2) sets of flight crew (augmented crew); one set to operate into Nigeria and the other set to operate out of Nigeria.”

“All persons arriving into Nigeria who might have visited these countries, 15 days prior to such arrival, will be subject to supervised self isolation and testing for 14 days.”

In the NOTAM, the DG NCAA says the Lagos and Abuja international airports are designated for international flights only.

“Effective from 00.01 hours Saturday 21st March, 2020, Mallam Aminu Kano international airport, Kano (DNKN), Akanu Ibiam International airport, Enugu (DNEN), and Port Harcourt international airport Omagwa (DNPO) will be closed to international flights.”

All operators are directed to comply with these restrictions.

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