Nigeria Practical Information

Passport
A valid passport and visa are required. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Nigeria.

Some travelers depending on their country of origin may be visa exempt.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the nigerian representation closest to your place of residence.

Health
The vaccine against yellow fever is compulsory to enter in Nigeria. This vaccine, once inoculated, does not need to be repeated. It must be clearly indicated in your notebook!

The usual vaccines against hepatitis A, B, typhoid fever, tetanus are also recommended.

Please note: the international vaccination certificate may be requested upon your arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required.
However, it is highly recommended to travel with a local driver.

Jet lag

Nigeria Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). Nigeria is in the West Africa Time Zone (WAT).

Currency

Nigeria uses the Nigerian naira (NGN).
1 Euro (€) = 451.23 NGN
1 Dollar (USD) = 383.01 NGN

Electricity

230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter.  More info here.

Languages

The official language of Nigeria is English.
National languages are also present in the country: Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Fulfulde, Ijaw, Edo, Ibibio, Kanuri, Tiv, Nupe and others.

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