Nigeria travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Nigeria with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Nigeria.

Nigeria travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Nigeria with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Nigeria - quick facts
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) English, Hausa, Yoruba
Currency Nigerian Naira
Electricity D + G plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Nigeria weather

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The Nigeria weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Abuja.

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Nigeria travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Nigeria from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Nigeria.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Nigeria travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Nigeria with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Nigeria, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Nigeria covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Nigeria with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Nigeria FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Nigeria including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Nigeria due to Covid-19?

Nigeria is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Nigeria.

Check out Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Nigeria?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Nigeria. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Nigeria and the UK?

The time difference between Nigeria and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Nigeria?

The main languages spoken in Nigeria are English, Hausa and Yoruba.

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What is the currency in Nigeria?

The currency in Nigeria is the Nigerian Naira (NGN).

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Which plugs are used in Nigeria?

Nigeria uses electrical plug type D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Nigeria?

They drive on the right side of the road in Nigeria.

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Do you need a visa for Nigeria?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Nigeria.

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