Travel, Health and Safety Tips for your trip to Nigeria

Travel Tips for a Safe Journey to Nigeria

  • Visa is required for all visitors to Nigeria. Visa can be acquired from Nigerian Embassies or Consular Offices within days.
  • Visitors to Nigeria are required to take malaria immunization as advised by the World Health Organization [WHO]
  • The Nigerian currency is Naira. Visitors may bring any amount of foreign currency abut are required to make customs declaration. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants. For current exchange rates check our home page.
  • Personal effects including binoculars, cameras are allowed duty free. Visitors are also allowed 4 liters of alcoholic beverages and 200 cigarettes duty free. Visitors may export souvenirs, although some articles [e.g. animal skin and antiques] require export permit. Illegal drugs of all descriptions are not allowed.
  • Nigeria is one hour ahead of GMT.
  • Electricity in Nigeria is 220 – 240 volts, however most hotel have outlets for 110 volts for electric shavers.
  • The official language is English used at all levels of administrative, law commerce and education. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are the major ethnic languages spoken in Nigeria.
  • Photography is allowed, but for security reasons, some installations such as military bases, museums, taking photographs may not be allowed.
  • Light weight clothing is ideal during the day, while in the evenings, especially during harmattan cardigans and warm clothes are more ideal.
  • Locally made products and souvenirs are available at reasonable prices. Other items could also be picked from departmental stores.
  • There are flights to various parts of Nigeria. For more information click our airlines schedule.
  • Banks and business services are open between the hours of 8.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays. Saturday banking services are also available by some banks.
  • Government offices are opened between 8.00am to 4.00pm.on weekdays

Travel Tips To A Healthy Journey!

Before You Fly

Doctor’s orders – If you suffer from any medical conditions, or are on long term medication, talk to your doctor about your travel plans and discuss whether you need to take any special precautions when flying.

Check if you need anti-malarial advice and remember, a full course of immunization takes at least four weeks to complete.

Carry any regular medication in your hand luggage and ensure you have an adequate supply for the duration of your trip.

If you have any concerns about your health when traveling, for example traveler’s thrombosis (DVT), please consult your doctor.

Take it easy Rest, allow lots of time, and there will be no need to rush.  Avoid heavy meals.  Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and let a trolley take the weight of your luggage.

During the Flight

Be a mover – Try not to sit still for too long. When convenient, get out of your seat and move around the cabin. Stand up and stretch your arms and legs every couple of hours and carry out basic exercise.

Go for the Light Bite – Eat a light meal and drink water, little and often is best.  Go easy on alcohol, coffee and tea!

Spoil Yourself – Indulge in some moisturizer to keep your skin feeling fresh.

Sleep It Off – Help your body cope better when traveling to new time zones by taking every opportunity to sleep en-route, every little nap will help.  Don’t forget  to remove contact lenses before you sleep.

When You Land

Settling In – When you get to your destination, take a gentle stroll to help stimulate the circulation, then if you can, put your feet up and relax.

In Summary

Before you fly

  • Check Immunization needs
  • Contact your doctor about specific medical conditions
  • Ensure adequate supplies of medication in hand luggage
  • Eat light meals, don’t rush, use a trolley
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing

During the Flight

  • Eat light meals
  • Moderate alcohol/caffeine intake.  Drink water
  • Do simple exercise
  • Moisturize skin
  • Take regular naps
  • See in-flight magazine, High Life
  • Relax to Well Being audio channel
  • Remove contact lenses before sleeping

When You Land

  • Exercise gently and rest