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General Information

The official language of Nigeria is English.

The national currency of Nigeria is Naira (₦) (NGN).

1 NGN equals  .
equals  NGN.

Location

Nigeria

The distance from to Nigeria is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travelling to Nigeria. Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to elections, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and piracy. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of Nigeria is 64. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Nigeria.

LGBT

Nigeria has a score of -7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Nigeria ranks #146 worldwide.

Consensual, same-sex sexual relations are illegal in Nigeria. Entering same-sex marriage contracts and civil unions (defined to include "any arrangement between persons of the same sex to live together as sex partners") is also criminalized, with punishments including fines and prison sentences of up to 14 years. Same-sex marriage contracts and civil unions entered into in a foreign country are not recognized under Nigerian law.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Nigeria should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Yellow Fever
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Nigeria:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Polio
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Nigeria to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Nigeria differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Nigeria, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type D
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Nigeria and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 65–90°F  /  18–32°C 63% 2%
Sat November 09 64–92°F  /  18–33°C 56% 1%
Sun November 10 65–92°F  /  18–33°C 57% 1%
Mon November 11 67–92°F  /  19–34°C 65% 4%
Tue November 12 67–88°F  /  20–31°C 80% 7%
Wed November 13 68–91°F  /  20–33°C 76% 24%
Thu November 14 68–93°F  /  20–34°C 66% 6%
Fri November 15 69–91°F  /  20–33°C 72% 3%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:21 am and sets at 06:05 pm. This equates to 11.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Nigeria, it is in . When the sun sets in Nigeria, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Nigeria is 500.00 NGN. Every kilometer costs an additional 193.00 NGN. Every hour of waiting time costs 1.00 NGN.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Nigeria.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 145.00 NGN in Nigeria.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 1.00 NGN.

The legal drinking age in Nigeria is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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