Current travel advisories for Nigeria

Last Update: Tuesday, 27. October 2020 at 08:26

Please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.7 / 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: 3.8 / 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 (4.1), Benin (4.0), Chad with (3.7) and Cameroon with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 62,111 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,132 reported deaths associated with the disease in Nigeria.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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 - 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 COVID-19, 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 3 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19.       Nigeria has resumed domestic and international commercial air travel. National land borders are not yet opened.  Business operations (including daycares and religious institutions) are slowly reopening in phases. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Nigeria. 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 country information page. 

Danger level: 4

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Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

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 som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Abuja har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Nigeria. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Nigeria via den danske ambassade i Abuja, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. Du bør også downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten. Du kan læse mere om coronavirus/COVID-19 hos Sundhedsstyrelsen og Statens Serum Institut. Du bør altid følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd til forebyggelse af smittespredning og vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. 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:
There's ongoing, large-scale protests in Nigeria, as well as reports of widespread violence in Lagos and other locations throughout the country. State-wide curfews are in place in several locations (see 'Safety'). These curfews may change at short notice. Stay indoors unless you're an essential service provider or first responder. If you arrive or depart from Lagos Airport, keep your boarding pass and be ready to show it to authorities. This is a rapidly changing situation. A nationwide curfew, due to COVID-19, is still in place from midnight (12am) to 4am. We advise: Do not travel to Nigeria.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Austrian government

Quelle: 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: 5

Travel Warning.

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 3.7 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 9 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 (4.1), Benin (4.0), Chad with (3.7) and Cameroon with (3.4 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!