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Cheap flights to Nigeria

Popular in December High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $835 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $743 From New York to Lagos
One-way from $496 One-way flight from New York to Lagos
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Nigeria related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Nigeria at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Nigeria citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Nigeria has reopened its borders to commercial flights to Lagos (LOS) and Abuja (ABV).

Entry requirements

Travelers must complete the online pre-boarding “Health Declaration Form" at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 120 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the online Travel Portal. Travelers must also carry proof of the test and result when they travel. Only a COVID-19 PCR test is acceptable to the Nigerian authorities. Before travel, passengers must book and pay for another PCR test for day 7 of their arrival in Nigeria at the Nigeria International Travel Portal–evidence of the booking will be required on arrival. On arrival all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria.

Quarantine requirements

All new arrivals are expected to self-isolate at one location in the city of their arrival until the result of their second PCR test (which should be taken on day 7 of arrival) is known. If the second test is negative, individuals can exit self-isolation from day 8 onwards. Anyone that has developed symptoms of coronavirus during their travel, or if the later tests is positive will be managed according to national guidelines for COVID-19 treatment. This may require quarantine at a government-monitored treatment center.

. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest Prices for Nigeria flights by month

January
$849
February
$840
March
$872
April
$990
May
$937
June
$1,272
July
$1,402
August
$1,117
September
$988
October
$958
November
$909
December
$1,225
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Nigeria is February. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Nigeria?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - LOS
Price
$840 - $1,781
LOS
Temperature
82.4 - 91.4 °F
LOS
Rainfall
0 - 3.07 inches
The best time to fly to Nigeria is during February, but great deals can be found at other times. February tends to be the warmest period in Nigeria so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. July is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Nigeria?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Nigeria, you should look to book at least 52 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Nigeria?

The cheapest day to fly to Nigeria is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Nigeria?

Nigeria flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at noon. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

Its history is as diverse as its culture, but deciding on flights to Nigeria and touring one of the most varied countries in Africa is worth any price. When your Nigeria flight arrives, you will bear witness to more than 250 different traditions, languages, and sagas recalling ancestors and past affiliations.

Nigeria flights arrive on the west coast of Africa near Chad, Cameroon, Benin and Niger, and sits along the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea). Flights to Nigeria send travelers along the Nigeria coast, where the site of the Niger Delta protrudes among other smaller rivers and streams. But flying to Nigeria is only half the fun. Take a hike through one of the many rain forests or trek through Nigeria’s deserts.

While tourism remains a staple to the Nigerian economy, its main source of income comes from being Africa’s largest oil producer.

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How long is the flight to Nigeria?

With limited options for non-stop flights from the United States to Nigeria, the travel time is extensive. At the minimum amount, travel time is 13h and 42m, and depending on the point of departure can be a great deal longer. For example, an east coast departure from Logan International Airport in Boston, MA will have a single stop and take 14h and 21 minutes, with a stop in Paris at the Charles DeGaulle Airport.

Which cities offer direct flights to Nigeria?

Delta Airlines and United Airlines are the only carriers offering nonstop or direct flights from the United States to Nigeria. There are other carriers that make the journey to Nigeria from connections elsewhere in the world, and most will land in Nigeria’s largest and busiest airport in Lagos. The Murtala Muhammed International Airport is vast and often confusing, but it is where the longest list of international carriers will arrive. Delta Airlines has five non-stop flights arriving in Nigeria each week and they depart exclusively from Atlanta’s massive Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (thought to be the largest and busiest in the world). United has five flights from Houston’s International Airport into Lagos every week.

What is the best way to travel around Nigeria?

Traveling around Nigeria is best if done with a hired car and driver due to the low quality of the nation’s infrastructure and roads. It is possible to take a hired motorcycle, but only the most skilled drivers will want to attempt this. Often compared to driving in Cairo, with its tens of millions of motorists on the roads at any time, most travelers avoid this and opt for hired cars or even taking air transport from one location to another as there is a reliable domestic air service out of the Lagos airport.

What are some things to do in Nigeria?

Although some governments are suggesting that visits to Nigeria be avoided, many travelers still head to this African nation for its amazing beaches, hiking, and scenery. There are areas of rainforest just outside of Lagos, hiking in the Plateau area of the country near the region of Jos, as well as hiking at Enugu. Calabar is a historic harbor area with an old city and port, and there is an emerging resort area in the Obudu mountains where hiking and an amazing cable car can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Additionally, beer brewing is a popular activity in Nigeria (there is a Guinness plant in the country), and it can be interesting to sample some of the options available in Lagos.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Nigeria?

Non-citizens of the Economic Community of West African States must have a visa to enter the country. These are available at consulates, Nigerian embassies, and high commissions in different areas of the world. However, you must also have a passport valid for at least six months, two recent passport-sized images, and a letter of invitation from a host or company in Nigeria that is accepting immigration responsibility. Proof of sufficient funds is also necessary for entry.

What is the climate like in Nigeria?

Nigeria really only has two seasons: a wet season and a dry season. The wet season lasts from April to October. From November to March the temperatures are high and the sunshine never ceases.

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When is the best time to fly to Nigeria?

Nigeria may experience sweltering heat year-round, but this West African country is arguably best to behold in the dry season, making cheap flights to Nigeria from November through March difficult to come by.  The United States State Department discourages travel to Nigeria due to heightened violent conflicts of a religious and ethnic nature in the Niger Delta. The nature of these conflicts are not targeted at Americans, but continued risks of kidnapping, robbery and other armed attacks in Nigeria make it more of a destination to avoid than one for recreational travel.

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What is the best way to travel around Nigeria?

Taxies are available from the airport to the city, but agree on your rate before your journey to avoid overpaying.The roads in Nigeria are very poorly kept, and as a result the Nigerian government is making strong efforts to privatize the Nigerian Railway Corporation.The most comfortable and efficient way to travel throughout Nigeria and West Africa is by rail and air.

 

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What is good to know if travelling to Nigeria?

  • As the most populous country in Western Africa, Nigeria dominates the region politically and economically and its population has roots dating back to 9000 BC.  Nigeria has been colonized by two European powers, the Portuguese and the British, and Nigeria successfully gained its independence from Great Britain in 1960.
  • Nigeria is popular with film enthusiasts and film industry professionals looking to check out Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry based in Lagos and Abuja.  Nollywood’s presence has boosted the economy in these cities, and Nigeria’s presence in popular culture continues to grow after MTV chose to host the first ever African Music Awards in Abuja in 2008.
  • With artifacts found in Igbo-Ukwu dating back 2000 years, Nigeria is home to time honored artistic traditions of bronze casting, woodcarving, grass weaving and pottery.  Spend some of the cash you saved on your cheap flight to Nigeria on beautiful handicrafts that showcase local artistic talent.
  • Nigeria’s coast offers visitors ample opportunity to soak up the sunshine that bathes the country between the months of November and March.  After your Nigeria flight lands, head to the western side of Lagos to check out Coconut Beach, a sandy spread encircled by coconut plantations, or to Tarwa Bay, which is popular with families for the plethora of water sport activities available.

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