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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Nigeria
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Nigeria
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Abuja
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Borno state

Risk Summary

Crime presents the main risk for travellers and violent crime is a particular concern in the Niger delta region, where stringent precautions are required against armed robberies and kidnap-for-ransom. Crime levels are lower in the capital Abuja. Many Nigerian airlines have poor safety records. Driving standards and road infrastructure are poor, resulting in high rates of road traffic accidents while roadside assistance is limited.

Attacks on civilian targets or security forces personnel by the Islamist extremist sect Boko Haram in its north-eastern stronghold of Borno state pose significant incidental risks to business personnel; often, they take the form of suicide bombings in public areas. The sect also occasionally stages attacks in Yobe, Bauchi and Adamawa states. In Bauchi, Plateau, Niger, Benue and Kaduna states, communal and sectarian tensions can trigger serious violence and pose incidental risks.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Nigeria
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverNigeria is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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