Nigeria

Travel Information

  • Entry / Exit Requirements:
    Passport:Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months.Visa:People from the following countries are required to apply for a visa: Australia, EU-countries, Canada, USA. Other countries should contact the consulate for visa requirements. Transit passengers travelling to a third country by the same or first connecting aircraft within 24 hours, holding onward/return tickets and not leaving the airport are an exception. Minors travelling to Nigeria have to submit a birth certificate, a photocopy of showing the names of parents, letter of consent from parents and photocopies of his/her parents’ passports.Costs & Validity:Tourist visa, single-entry, valid for three months: £70Business visa, single-entry, valid for six months: £100Tourist and business visa, multiple-entry, valid for six months: £100Tourist and business visa, multiple-entry, valid for one year: £250Tourist and business visa, multiple-entry, valid for two years: £300A processing fee of £20 has to be paid as well. The fees above apply to British citizens. Other nationals should contact the consulate or embassy.
  • Immunisation Requirements:
    compulsory immunisation: yellow fever (everyone older than one year), meningococcal diseaserecommended immunisation: tetanus, diphtheria, polio, pertussis, mumps, rubeola, rubella, influenza, hepatitis A, typhusrecommended immunisation when staying a long-term: hepatitis B, rabies
  • Additional Risks:
    health: Meningococcal disease during the dry period in the meningitis belt, malaria (high risk), cholera, schistosomiasis, dengue fever, lassa fever, rabiessafety: risk of bomb attacks in the regins Borno, Yobe and the southern part of Bauchi, risk of hijacks especially in Kano, Abbia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Edo, risk of assaults and theft
  • Tourist Information:
    http://www.tourism.gov.ng/
  • Climate:
    equatorial in the south, tropical in the centre and arid in the north
  • Travel Time:
    For travel to the south, March to August are the wettest months to visit Nigeria, and best avoided if possible. Late spring to summer is the hottest part of the year in the north, with the mercury dropping slightly from October to January at the onset of the dusty harmattan winds.
  • Airlines:
    Lufthansa    Air France    British Airways    KLML    Emirates    EgyptAir    Ethiopian Airlines    Turkish Airlines    South African Airways    Qatar Airways    Alitalia    Iberia    Virgin Atlantic    Royal Air Maroc    Saudi Arabian Airlines    Royal Jordanian    Delta    Arik Air    Continental Airlines    Aero    Air Nigeria    United    DanaAir    Kenya Airways    MEA    US Airways