Enquiries: Planning team and support contacts
Agenda/ WG Sessions/Plenary Sessions/Schedulingfrancis.agamah@uct.ac.za
Venue/Accommodation/Exhibition Booths/Industry Sponsorships/Guests/Covid Travel Updatestanian.natus@uct.ac.za
Travel Fellowship submissions/Speed Presentations/WorkshopsRolanda.julius@uct.ac.za
Press, Media engagement, Social Media, Communications, H3Africa Documentary logistics & Interviews/Workshopsshumi.chimombe@uct.ac.za
Tech: HtrainDB/Registration /Online/Social Media Platforms confidence.mothiba@uct.ac.za
Interim Travel Guidelines for Passengers arriving in Nigeria

Travel to Nigeria
Nigeria continues to see positive cases of COVID-19. Public health measures, such as protocols for international arrivals, the use of facemasks, and social distancing in public settings, remain in place. Due to the low amount of testing, the true extent of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria is unclear; travellers should take precautions, even if official positive case figures are low.

Interim Travel Guidelines for Passengers arriving in Nigeria.

  • In-bound passengers to Nigeria who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing before boarding Nigeria-bound flights;
  • Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Nigeria are not required to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival. This also applies to children under the age of 18;
  • In-bound passengers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hrs before departure and undergo Days 2 and 7 post-arrival PCR tests at their own cost;
VISA Requirement

Visa Requirements

Visa application requirement
https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines
Visa on Arrival
https://portal.immigration.gov.ng
Should you require Visa Assistance:

  1. Delegates to complete application form and payment via Immigration Portal https://portal.immigration.gov.ng
  2. Once completed, forward the below documents to: Elizabeth Akut liz@iam.com.ng Subject line: H3Africa Visa Assistance
    • Visa Application form Downloaded
    • Receipt of payment
    • Bio Data Page – Passport
    • Invitation Letter
    • Flight Confirmation
    • Accommodation Confirmation
COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

Public health measures, such as protocols for international arrivals, the use of facemasks, and social distancing in public settings, remain in place. Travellers should take precautions, even if official positive case figures are low.

Travellers to Nigeria must upload documents to an online Nigeria International Travel Portal. Travellers must complete an online declaration form and upload a copy of a negative PCR COVID-19 test, and book post arrival tests via the online portal. Once you have done this, you will be issued with a “permit to travel” via the portal.

The following protocols are in in place for travellers to Nigeria:

  • All travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted no more than 48 hours before departure. For passengers with multiple connections before arrival in Nigeria, the PCR test must be valid within 48 hours of boarding from the first point of departure.
  • All travellers are required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 after arrival.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated (1 dose only) travellers are required to self-isolate for 7 days and to do a COVID-19 test on day 2 and day 7 after arrival in order to exit isolation.
  • All outbound travellers departing Nigeria must present evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 48 hours before departure. This must be done regardless of the entry requirements of the destination country.

Information on COVID-19 travel protocols for Nigeria, and access to the online portal, can be found on the COVID-19 microsite of the Nigerian Centre of Disease Control: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/ . If you are unsure if you have followed the protocols correctly, we advise contact your airline before travelling.

More information on COVID-19 related issues in Nigeria can be found on the below websites:

Nigerian Centre for Disease Control –https://ncdc.gov.ng/ twitter: https://twitter.com/NCDCgov?s=20 

Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health website: https://www.health.gov.ng/

Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19 has updated protocols for travellers to Nigeria with effect from Monday, 4th April 2022

NB: All in-bound travellers MUST register via http://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng before travel

Read & share detailed protocol: http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/Revised_Travel_protocol_revised_2nd_April_2022.pdf

Airport Transfers

Arrival transfer details:
Please look for the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Welcome Desk for the H3Africa 19th Consortium Meeting sign after exiting baggage collection. If you are travelling on your own funding, you would have arranged your own transfer with the hotel in advance or an independent service provider.

All travel awardees will be transferred by H3ACC independently.

Transcorp Hilton Contacts:
Elizabeth Akut

Travel Desk
Tel: +254 20 3901000 | +254 732 191 000
liz@iam.com.ng
www.iam.com.ng

Chukwudi Amadi
Group Conference and Events Manager
Tel: +234 9 4613000 | +234 80 3625 9962
mailto:chukwudi.amadi@hilton.com
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/abuhitw-transcorp-hilton-abuja/

Daily Transfers between Hotels
If you prefer to leave at contrasting times, please arrange a transfer independently at your own expense.
Departure transfer:
Please confirm your departure transfer at the H3Africa registration/information desk.

Health Requirement & Covid-19 Information

Health Requirements
Vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate and COVID-19 certificate
Malaria: See a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic, preferably six weeks before you travel to discuss the benefits of taking antimalarial medication and to determine which one to take.
https://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advice/nigeria/
https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/nigeria

Covid-19 Information:
Public health measures, such as protocols for international arrivals, the use of facemasks, and social distancing in public settings, remain in place. Travelers should take precautions, even if official positive case figures are low.

Travelers to Nigeria must upload documents to an online Nigeria International Travel Portal. Travelers must complete an online declaration form and upload a copy of a negative PCR COVID-19 test, and book post arrival tests via the online portal. Once you have done this, you will be issued with a “permit to travel” via the portal.

The following protocols are in in place for travelers to Nigeria:

  • All travelers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted no more than 48 hours before departure. For passengers with multiple connections before arrival in Nigeria, the PCR test must be valid within 48 hours of boarding from the first point of departure.
  • All travelers are required to do a COVID-19 PCR test on day 2 after arrival.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated (1 dose only) travelers are required to self-isolate for 7 days and to do a COVID-19 test on day 2 and day 7 after arrival to exit isolation.
  • All outbound travelers departing Nigeria must present evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 48 hours before departure. This must be done regardless of the entry requirements of the destination country.

More Information on COVID-19 travel protocols for Nigeria, and access to the online portal, can be found on the COVID-19 microsite of the Nigerian Centre of Disease Control: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/. If you are unsure if you have followed the protocols correctly, we advise contact your airline before travelling.

COVID-19 helpline numbers. 
SMS Number – +234 809 955 5577,
WhatsApp Number – +234 708 711 0839,
Toll Free Number 6232

Travel Insurance:
We recommend you secure Travel Insurance from your country of residence/departure to cover:
e.g. Hollard Travel Insurance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Insurance

  • Overseas Medical inpatient treatment
  • Medical quarantine – when you test positive on your trip, and we book a quarantine approved facility
  • Cost of the test – when you test positive
  • Event cancellation resulting in a cancelled trip
  • Cancel for any reason (when you cancel 48hrs or more before departure date)
Meeting Venue & Accommodation

The meeting will be held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja

TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL DETAILS
Accommodation bookings by email to Chukwudi Amadi Chukwudi.Amadi@hilton.com
Email Subject: H3Africa

Accommodation Bookings Telephone number: +234 9 4613000
Group Rates: (Link to follow)

    • Twin Guest Room : USD240.00 per room per night in bed and breakfast
    • King Guest Room : USD253.00 per room per night in bed and breakfast
    • King Deluxe Room: USD301.00 per room per night in bed and breakfast
    • Please make your reservations as soon as possible!

Alternative Accommodation
Fraser Suites Abuja (approx. 12 min from Meeting Venue)

The Wells Carlton Hotel (approx. 21 min from Meeting Venue)

Quarantine Accommodation

  1. IHVN Guesthouse (Contact details will follow)
    • accommodate 18 delegates @ $25 per delegate per night self-catering

Additional quarantine accommodation options to follow!

EMS Contact Details
COVID-19 helpline numbers.
SMS Number – +234 809 955 5577,
WhatsApp Number – +234 708 711 0839,
Toll Free Number 6232
Michelle Skelton
H3ACC Project Manager/PI
Tel: +27(0)21 650 1947
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 810 3031
michelle.skelton@uct.ac.za
Rolanda Julius
H3ACC Training Coordinator
Tel:+27(0) 21 650 5307
Mobile: +27(0)83 489 9875
rolanda.julius@uct.ac.za
Tanian Natus
H3ACC Office Administrator
Tel: +27(0)21 406 6020
Mobile: +27(0)76 760 5850
tanian.natus@uct.ac.za
Francis Agamah
H3ACC Office Administrator
Tel: +27(0)21 650 5307
Mobile: +27(0)67 734 9173
Francis.Agamah@uct.ac.za
Shumi Chimombe
H3ACC Communications
Tel: +27(0)21 650 5307
Mobile: +27(0)72 192 2261
shumi.chimombe@uct.ac.za
Confidence Mothiba
H3ACC IT Support Consultant
Tel: +27(0)21 650 5307
Mobile: +27(0)71 951 1780
confidence.mothiba@uct.ac.za
Sophia Osawe
Program Manager
Mobile: (+234) 803 715 9538
sosawe@ihvnigeria.org

Meeting Overview (Subject to change):


28 May Saturday: Delegate Arrival & Registration
29 May Sunday: Workshops
30 May Monday: Working Group/Steering Committee/Fellows Training/ Welcome reception
31 May Tuesday: Opening/Plenary Themed sessions
1 June Wednesday: Plenary presentations/Closing
2 June Thursday: Excursion & departures

Call for Exhibition and Sponsorship for the 19th  H3Africa Consortium Meeting, Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja Nigeria (in-person)


Industry Call_H3A_19th Consortium Meeting MS