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Nigeria international travel guide

Nigeria

Nigeria is part of Africa with main city at Abuja. It's usually 🌀️ 27.09 °C in Nigeria with a rainfall of 🌧 9.39 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 Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~27.09 Β°C Β  🌧 ~9.39 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 187M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Reconsider your need to travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Nigeria. There's new information on border closures. Seek local advice. See Travel. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travelΒ to Nigeria due to the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, crime and violent civil unrest travel. Higher and lower levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: October 29, 2019

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

9999

Police

9999

Ambulance

9999

Fire department

9999

Last updated: February 12, 2020