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Nigeria international travel guide

Landscape view of Nigeria

Nigeria 🇳🇬

Nigeria is part of Africa with main city at Abuja. It's usually 🌤️ 26.04 °C in Nigeria with a rainfall of 🌧 205.15 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 Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~26.04 °C   🌧 ~205.15 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 187M people
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Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel
Recent large-scale protests and violence in Nigeria resulted in state-wide curfews being imposed in Lagos and several other locations. While the daytime curfew has now been lifted in Lagos, curfew conditions can change at short notice (see 'Safety'). You should exercise maximum caution due to the continuing potential for civil unrest and threats to personal safety. If you arrive at an international airport, you must keep your boarding pass and baggage claim with you due to COVID-19 contact tracing, baggage claim checks, and proof of travel requirements with local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Nigeria due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

issued date: November 12, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English
Money

💱 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.

🏧 ATMs

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.
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Calling

📡 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

🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency

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Useful Information
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Last updated: September 11, 2021