AfIGF 2023 Travel

Africa Internet Governance Forum 2023

Venue - Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria.


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Nigeria, located in West Africa, is a country with a rich and diverse history that spans thousands of years. Nigeria is a diverse nation with over 250 ethnic groups, each with its unique culture, languages, and traditions. It has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, known for its literature, music (including Afrobeat), and film industry (Nollywood), which has gained international recognition. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and a major player in the continent’s political, economic, and cultural landscape. It continues to strive for stability, development, and unity while celebrating its rich heritage.


The registration counter will open at 2:00 pm, on 18th September 2023, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel and will remain operational from 8:00 am on subsequent days.


To enter Nigeria, a valid passport with at least six months validity from the intended exit date is required. If your passport is close to expiring, it is important to renew it before your arrival and have a blank page for the visa stamp.

The Government of Nigeria will provide VISA on arrival for delegates that meet the necessary requirements. If you require a visa on arrival, please send an email to consisting of the following:

  • Confirmed itinerary;
  • Copy of Passport Data Page;
  • Soft copy of passport photograph; and
  • Confirmation of Registration.

Please note that delegates are responsible for their VISA fees.

Follow the step-by-step instructions for online visa payment, including providing the required documentation and personal information.
Under the CONTACT/HOTEL DETAILS IN NIGERIA section, please use the below,
Name: Abdulrahman Magaji Abubakar
Number: +2348032859838
Address: NCC, Maitama
City: Abuja
State: FCT
Postcode: 900211
Make your payment using the secure online payment options available on the portal using a Mastercard or Visa Card.
Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive a digital receipt, which you should bring with you to Nigeria and please share a copy with Abdul Rahman immediately via and



Application for Visa on Arrival (VoA) has now closed. We appreciate your promptness in submitting your applications within the stipulated timeline.

For Those Requiring Visa Assistance:
If you still require a visa to attend the 2023 Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) and missed the VoA application deadline, you may request support letters to facilitate your visa application from your home country.

The support letters will be provided to assist you in obtaining the necessary travel documents. You may request an invitation support letter by filling out the form here:


For any further visa-related inquiries or assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Citizens of all ECOWAS countries do not require a visa to enter Nigeria. If you are unsure whether you need a visa or not, please visit your nearest Ni­gerian Embassy or check for further guidan­ce. You can also visit the website of the Nigerian Immigration Service at for the cost of visa-on-arrival fee.

Click here to view Visa Fees


There are multiple flights available to Nigeria. We recommend chec­king with your travel agent to determine the most suitable flight for your needs. Many flights can be booked online, and it is advised to book flights that terminate in Abuja. The host country, via the NCC, will make arrangements for airport pick-up and drop-off, and hotel transpor­tation (to and fro venue) for delegates staying at the recommended hotels (see recommended hotels here).

Kindly inform us of your itinerary by sending an email to


Please note that delegates are expected to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever. It is expected that a Yellow Fever vaccination cer­tificate be presented to Health Authorities at the Airport.