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Last verified: Thursday, 24. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Nigeria Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Nigeria shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Nigeria), the Advisory Index is 3.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Niger (4.1), Benin (4), Chad with 3.7 and Cameroon with 3.4 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Nigeria

There are currently 57,724 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Nigeria. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1,102 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Nigeria.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Nigeria

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Nigeria.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Nigeria from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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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.

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Nigeria.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Borno

Info: Undvik alla resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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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. ...

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Nigeria.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Nordlige og nordøstlige delstater Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfora, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger og Kogi. Sydøstlige delstater Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Rivers og Cross Rivers.

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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There's a nationwide curfew from 12am to 4am. It's mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces. Some restrictions on gatherings and business operations remain. Domestic and international flights have resumed. If you travel to Nigeria, you must have tested negative to COVID-19 in the previous 96 hours as a condition of boarding. You'll need to self-isolate ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Nigeria.

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

Individual rating changes for Nigeria

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Nigeria. Most recent events first.

Changes from April 9th 2020

The total rating for Nigeria changed from 3.4 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government increased their existing warning for Nigeria to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Nigeria changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Nigeria to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Nigeria changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Nigeria to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from December 19th 2019

The total rating for Nigeria changed from 3.1 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Nigeria to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from November 29th 2019

The total rating for Nigeria changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Nigeria to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Nigeria changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 4.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 3.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Nigeria with a rating of 3.0.

About Nigeria

Nigeria with its capital Abuja is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly more than twice the size of California (923,768 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. The climate can be described as varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north. The landscape is southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north. With a population of about 138.28 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Abuja
Population about 138.28 million
Size 923.768 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than twice the size of California
Common languages English, Fulah, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
Currency Naira (short: NGN)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +234
Internet Top Level Domain .ng
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NGA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 566

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Nigeria is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air
  • and soil
  • desertification
  • has suffered serious damage from oil spills
  • loss of arable land
  • oil pollution - water
  • rapid deforestation
  • rapid urbanization
  • soil degradation
  • urban air and water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • flooding
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Nigeria. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. ceramics
  3. chemicals
  4. coal
  5. columbite
  6. crude oil
  7. fertilizer
  8. food products
  9. footwear
  10. hides

Agriculture products

  1. cassava
  2. cattle
  3. cocoa
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. fish
  7. goats
  8. manioc
  9. millet
  10. palm oil

Nigerian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Nigeria.

Export products

  1. cocoa
  2. petroleum
  3. petroleum products
  4. rubber

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. live animals
  4. machinery
  5. manufactured goods
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Nigeria?

Nigeria is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 9 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria.

Is it safe to travel Nigeria in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Nigeria. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Nigeria?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 9 individual sources for Nigeria.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Nigeria?

There are currently 57,724 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Nigeria. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1,102 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Nigeria.

What is the size of Nigeria?

Nigeria has a size of 923,768 km² or 356,669 mi² which is slightly more than twice the size of California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.