Current travel advisories for Nigeria

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 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 : 3.9 / 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: 3.8 / 5

Nigeria shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.2), Chad (4.0), Benin with (3.5) and Cameroon with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 209,298 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 2,837 reported deaths associated with the disease in Nigeria.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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 und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). 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 - Undvik alla resor till nordöstra Nigeria och resor som inte är nödvändiga till Nigerdeltat. 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..

US American government

Quelle: 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. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Nigeria. Do Not Travel to: Borno, Yobe, and northern Adamawa states due to terrorism and kidnapping Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, kidnapping, and maritime crime Country Summary: Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, hostage taking, banditry, and rape – is common throughout the country. Kidnappings for ransom occur frequently, often targeting dual national citizens who have returned to Nigeria for a visit, as well as U.S. citizens with perceived wealth. Kidnapping gangs have also stopped victims on interstate roads. 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. Terrorists are known to work with local gangs to expand their reach. There is civil unrest and low-level armed militancy in parts of Southern Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta region. Armed criminality, including kidnapping and maritime crime, is also pervasive in this region. Violence can flare up between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas. There is frequent 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 country information page. 

Danger level: 4

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Danish government

Quelle: 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. Coronavirus/COVID-19 Vi fraråder også alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Nigeria pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Abuja, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19 test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Vi fraråder også 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..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Nigerian Government has reintroduced a range of COVID-19 related restrictions, including closing event locations, bars and nightclubs, with restaurants to provide eat-in service at 50% capacity only. The 12am to 4am curfew is strictly enforced. Nigeria has banned entry to non-Nigerian passport holders who have travelled to Brazil, India or Turkey in the preceding 14 days. The potential for terrorism and civil unrest continues throughout Nigeria, including major cities like Lagos, Kano and Abuja. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Nigeria due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 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. 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 3.9 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 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.2), Chad (4.0), Benin with (3.5) and Cameroon with (3.3 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!