Nigeria international travel guide in 2024

Nigeria international travel guide in 2024

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Nigeria travel details 🇳🇬
Nigeria has a population of 187M with main currency as Nigerian Naira. The languages spoken are English. Nigeria travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Automatic teller machines are rare in Nigeria. Internet speed in Nigeria is on average 2.7 Mbps.In Nigeria you drive on the right side.

Nigeria travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel
We’ve reviewed our advice for Nigeria and continue to advise reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply in some areas. There’s a high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnappings across Nigeria. Attacks are likely and potential targets include a wide range of locations (see 'Safety'). We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria overall due to the volatile security situation and threat of terrorism, kidnapping, violent crime and the risk of civil unrest. Higher levels apply.

Issue Date : May 2, 2024

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Nigeria essential details

Plugs

Nigeria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Nigeria

Currencies

Nigeria uses the Nigerian naira (symbol: ?), code NGN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 nairas. Naira is subdivided into 100 kobos. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 nairas and 50 kobos.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are rare in Nigeria. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in Nigeria

Internet

Internet speed in Nigeria is on average 2.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Nigeria is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 7,693.07 NGN, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 9mobile, Airtel, Glo or MTN. Nigeria uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Nigeria upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Nigeria, dial +, then 234 (the country code for Nigeria), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Nigeria, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving in Nigeria

Road rules

In Nigeria you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.

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Nigeria visa advice

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Disclaimer
The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.