Pet travel to Nigeria

Name: Corky P.
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type:  Cats
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair
From: Houston, TX USA
To:  Lagos, Nigeria

I am getting mixed inormation from airlines about traveling from Houston to Lagos with cats in the cabin.  Some airlines say that cats in the cabin going into Nigeria is no problem.  Others say that the Nigerian Consulate require the pets to be checked baggage or cargo (but not in the cabin).  Can you help clarify?  I would have expected that all airlines should be saying the same thing if it is a Nigerian Customs regulation.  Thanks, Desparately trying to get cats in the cabin. -Corky

Hello Corky,

Thanks for your inquiry. Our research indicates that there’s no ban on bringing small pets in the cabin when flying to Lagos, however it’s ultimately best to check with the airline you’ll be using, as their individual policies may be different. You may also check with the Nigerian Customs Office to find out about their most up-to-date import guidelines.

Find out more about Pet Import to Nigeria here and here, and give us a call if you’d like to speak to one of our Pet Relocation Specialists.

Consider joining the conversation happening on our Facebook page, too. Many pet travel questions are asked and answered here by travelers just like you.

Good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team





Add a Comment

By Malual chan Malual chan on November 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Where I will find a document requires for my pet to travel to nigeria

By on November 10, 2017 at 10:44 am

Hello and thanks for the question!

It is difficult for us to advise the requirements without knowing the country that your pet will be traveling from. However, we recommend visiting the Nigerian government's website here to start. That way, you can at least speak directly with the proper officials about your pet's upcoming move.

If you need further assistance with your pet's move, please let us know here and we'd be happy to have a consultant reach out to you. Best of luck!

Add a Comment

Name is required

Email is required and must be in the format

Comment is required

Back to top