Nigeria international travel guide in 2023
Nigeria is part of Africa with main city at Abuja. It's usually 🌤️ 29.26 °C in Nigeria with a rainfall of 🌧 32.29 mm. Internet speed in Nigeria is on average 2.7 Mbps. In Nigeria you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 187M people. The main currency is Naira. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Nigeria. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~29.26 °C 🌧 ~32.29 mm 👨👩👦👦 187M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Reconsider your need to travel
We've reviewed our advice for Nigeria. We haven't changed the overall level, reconsider your need to travel. Some areas have an increased risk and we have raised the level of advice. The potential for terrorism, kidnapping, crime and civil unrest is high throughout Nigeria. Religious, ethnic and politically-motivated violence is increasing. Avoid intercity transport by road and rail. Groups often target transport routes. If despite our advice, you undertake travel within Nigeria, research routes and get professional security advice and support before departing. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria overall, including the capital Abuja and surrounding areas, due to high threats of terrorist attack and kidnapping, the volatile security situation, possible violent civil unrest and high levels of violent crime. Higher levels apply.
Nigeria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are English
💱 Currencies Used
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.
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 speed in Nigeria is on average 2.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Nigeria is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
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.
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 .
🛣️ 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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