We wish to inform Nigerians in France and the Principality of Monaco of the following updates from the Federal Government of Nigeria for the evacuation of stranded Nigerians from different countries:

a. The Federal Government is in the process of finalizing proper arrangements with local airlines in Nigeria for the evacuation of stranded Nigerians from different countries;

b. The evacuation will be done in batches; the different phases, including the likely dates will be communicated from Nigeria in due course;

c. For Nigerians in France, the Embassy of Nigeria in Paris will co-ordinate the process and prioritize the list of Nigerians according to their immigration status, taking into consideration those that are on short stay visits, have evidence of a return ticket with other airlines or are aged persons;

d. Travellers will be responsible for the full payment of their one-way tickets to Abuja or Lagos. The cost of the tickets will be communicated, as soon as this is received from the airlines;

e. Every traveller should be ready to undergo fourteen (14) days mandatory quarantine on arrival in Nigeria at a location to be provided by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) either in Abuja or Lagos;

f. Each traveller will be required to pay for their quarantine, isolation, or accommodation in Nigeria;

g. Every individual on the flight is expected to be tested for the Covid-19 on arrival in Nigeria;

h. Further guidelines and details will be communicated as soon as they are received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

All those who wish to be evacuated to Nigeria and have not contacted the Embassy, are asked to urgently forward the following contact details:

1) Full Name,
2) Phone Number,
3) E-Mail address and the
4) Number of persons travelling together as a family,
This information should be sent to the underlisted telephone number (SMS only) or e-mail addresses, on or before 24th April, 2020:

Tel.: ; ; &


Meanwhile, It is pertinent that we continue to adhere strictly to safety and preventive measures put in place by the French government to control the spread of COVID-19, which include:

– Implementing social distancing policies such as; discouraging shaking hands, and discouraging face to face contact;
– Washing of hands regularly or using hydro-alcoholic solution;
– Avoiding places with fragile, sick and old people;
– avoid non-essential outings;
– Banning of gatherings of more than 100 people, including tourist attractions, sports venues, places of entertainment, public eating and social spots, churches, mosques, and other places of worship;
– Covering the mouth with elbow when coughing;
– Watching for symptoms of respiratory infections such as; sore throat, coughs, difficulty in breathing etc, and;
– Calling the green line or emergency ambulance on number 15 when the infection is suspected.

Updates will be uploaded on our website:

Embassy of Nigeria,
Paris, France

20thApril, 2020