Current travel advisories for Nigeria

Last Update: Sunday, 04. December 2022 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 5

Nigeria is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 139 million citizens and a land mass of 923,768 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.6 / 5

Nigeria shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.3), Chad (3.7), Benin with (3.3) and Cameroon with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/nigeria

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Nigeria (except the cities of Calabar and Lagos), due to the threat from terrorism, kidnapping and violent crime (level 3 of 4).

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/nigeria

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/nigeria

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in the cities of Calabar and Lagos due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime (level 2 of 4).

Reisewarnstufe: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/nigeria

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Abuja and the states of Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers (including Port Harcourt and Bonny Island), the river areas of Cross River state, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara. There is an ongoing significant threat from terrorism and a very high threat of kidnapping, localised conflict, and armed attacks in these areas. The security situation is volatile. If you are in one of these areas you should consider departing as soon as it is safe to do so. (Level 4 of 4).

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/nigeriasicherheit/205788

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Nigeria: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/nigeria

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NG

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Delstaterna Borno, Yobe och Adamawa i nordöstra Nigeria: undvik alla resor. Undvik alla resor till nordöstra Nigeria och resor som inte är nödvändiga till delstaterna i Nigerdeltat och i nordvästra Nigeria. I huvudstaden Abuja och i affärslivets centrum Lagos är situationen till stora delar lugn och relativt trygg. Risken för terrorattacker i hela landet kan inte uteslutas. Det allmänna säkerhetsläget i Nigeria är dåligt. Det förekommer en risk för brottslighet och kidnappning i hela landet. Man kan inte i alla situationer lita på myndigheternas funktionsförmåga.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NG

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Avoid Travelling..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/nigeria

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We continue to advise do not travel to Abuja due to the very high threat of terrorist attacks. If you're in Abuja, avoid all travel, stay alert and follow local news and the advice of security authorities. You should consider departing Abuja using available commercial options. Our ability to provide consular assistance may be limited. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria overall due to high threats of terrorist attack and kidnapping, the volatile security situation, possible violent civil unrest and high levels of violent crime. Higher levels apply.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 139 million
Covering landmass
923,768 km²
Electricity
240V - 50Hz
Currency
Naira (NGN)
ISO 2-Letter Code
NG
Phone prefix
+234
Top Level Domain
.ng
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Nigeria (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Nigeria.

Is Nigeria safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Nigeria. With a risk index of 3.8 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Nigeria?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Nigeria.

What countries does Nigeria share land borders with?

Nigeria shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.3), Chad (3.7), Benin with (3.3) and Cameroon with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!