Current travel advisories for Nigeria

Last Update: Sunday, 15. December 2019 at 07:21

Please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.1 / 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 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.1 / 5

Nigeria shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.1), Chad (3.6), Cameroon with (2.5) and Benin with (2.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

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, Abuja and Lagos), due to the threat from terrorism, kidnapping and violent crime.

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:
Exercise increased caution in the cities of Calabar, Abuja and Lagos due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime.

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 the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe. There is an ongoing significant threat from terrorism and a very high threat of kidnapping in these areas.  If you are in one of these areas you should consider departing as soon as it is safe to do so. Do not travel the delta states of Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, Rivers (including Port Harcourt and Bonny Island) and the river areas of Cross River state in the south east of the country. The significant risk of kidnapping, armed attacks against foreign oil companies and expatriate workers, localised conflict and violent civil unrest present an extreme risk to safety in these areas. If you are in one of these areas you should consider departing as soon as it is safe to do so.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our travel advice for Nigeria. There's new information on border closures. Seek local advice. See Travel. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria due to the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, crime and violent civil unrest travel. Higher and lower levels apply in some parts of the country.

Danger level: 3

Reconsider your need to travel.

German government

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.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/nigeria/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Nigeria.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

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).

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/nigeria/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik alla resor till nordöstra Nigeria och resor som inte är nödvändiga till Nigerdeltat. Emellanåt är det bränslebrist vilket gör det svårart att röra sig med bil.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/nigeria-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime, which includes kidnappings, hijackings, boardings, theft, etc. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Borno and Yobe States and Northern Adamawa State due to terrorism Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states due to kidnapping Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime Country Summary: Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, and rape – is common throughout the country. Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence. Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Northeast. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather. Sporadic violence occurs between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.  There is maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/nigeria/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Nigeria, herunder Abuja, Lagos og Port Harcourt, på grund af en høj risiko for terrorangreb, voldelig kriminalitet og kidnapninger. Udlændinge er blevet kidnappet på det seneste. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge landet. På grund af den meget høje terrorrisiko fraråder vi alle rejser til de nordlige og nordøstlige delstater Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfora, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger og Kogi. Der sker ofte terrorangreb med mange dræbte i de nordøstlige delstater. På grund af den meget høje risiko for kriminalitet fraråder vi også alle rejser til de sydøstlige delstater Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Rivers og Cross Rivers. Hvis du vælger at rejse til ovenstående områder, bør du på forhånd søge professionel rådgivning. I det meste af Nigeria har ambassaden meget begrænset mulighed for at hjælpe dig, hvis du kommer i en nødsituation.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/nigeria/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.