Things You Should Know
The best way to travel in Nigeria is by hiring a taxi or a chauffeur driven car. Driving yourself
is not advised due to the limited road signage in the area. Taxi's can be hired from the roadside and chauffeur driven limousines are available at airports and most hotels. A target price would be in the region of N1500 per hour (approximately $10) with a two hour maximum if going to more than one destination.
Nigeria is a fast paced, vibrant society that is safer than external perceptions might indicate. Here are a few points to be noted:
Nigeria's water supply is improving however it is recommended to only consume water from sealed water bottles. Most good hotels provide a courtesy bottle to guests.
The currency in Nigeria is the Naira. There are approximately N230 to US$1.
Yellow Fever Requirement
Vaccination against yellow fever is required for people coming through the yellow fever belts of Africa and South America. A valid Yellow Fever certificate is required for all passengers older than one year coming from an affected area. However we recommend that ALL foreign nationals bring a certificate with them, irrespective of whether they have come from an endemic area or not. We also recommend that you check with your travel agent.
Potential investors travelling to Nigeria must present an approved travel document (passport or identity card) and delegates from any countries will require a visa to enter the country. Potential investors are are urged to contact their nearest Nigerian Embassy or Consulate as early as possible to determine where the application should be made and how long this process will take.
To enter the Federal Republic of Nigeria visitors will have to apply for a Visa, We will issue you with a letter of Invitation to support your application and provide you with all the assistance you need for your application.
Most nationals from foreign countries will need a visa to enter Nigeria. The only exception are those traveling from ECOWAS countries which are listed below.
Visa exemption list:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Sierra Leone
We advise all visitors to arrange their visas and book flights and accommodation (we can help you with the details of closest hotels and rates) early due to processing times and the high level of demand throughout the year.
Depending on the State(s) or Federal Capital of Nigeria you are visiting for Business, we can help you with closest hotel to lodge, facilitate the booking and even help you with booking a business tour guide if necessary.