Nigeria

Capital Abuja

Population 186,988,000

Area 923,768 km2

Key facts

Nigeria is a country located in Western Africa. There are 4 countries (Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger) that Nigeria shares its borders with.

English is an official language in Nigeria. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Nigeria.

The national currency in Nigeria is Nigerian naira (NGN). The naira (₦) is subdivided into 100 kobo.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 424.67 NGN and 1 USD is worth 432.35 NGN.

Nigerian
Banknotes

₦5₦10₦20₦50₦100₦200₦500₦1000

Nigerian
Coins

₦1₦250

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Nigeria is 20.97 Mbps and mobile is 33.29 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Nigeria.16.15 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Nigeria, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Nigeria. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Nigeria will celebrate 10 national public holidays. The next one National Youth Day will take place on November 1.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayEaster Monday
May 2, 2022Workers' DayWorkers' Day
May 27, 2022Children's DayChildren's Day
June 12, 2022Democracy DayDemocracy Day
October 1, 2022National DayNational Day
November 1, 2022National Youth DayNational Youth Day
December 26, 2022Boxing DayBoxing Day

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Nigeria?

There are Mariott hotels in Lagos.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Nigeria.

There are no IHG hotels in Nigeria.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Nigeria.

There are Radisson hotels in 2 cities: Abeokuta and Lagos.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Nigeria.

What fast food chains are present in Nigeria?

Jollof rice are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Nigeria. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Nigeria below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Nigeria.

The KFC chain operates in Nigeria.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Nigeria.

The Subway chain does not operate in Nigeria.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Nigeria.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Nigeria.

Weather

Today the sun in Abuja, rises at 6:16 AM and sets at 6:19 PM. The climate of Abuja may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 21.3°C (70.34°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 23.4°C (74.12°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 20.7°C (69.26°F)High: 28.7°C (83.66°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 20.8°C (69.44°F)High: 28.5°C (83.3°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 21°C (69.8°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)

Weather data for Abuja (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available in 13 cities. Bolt is available in 33 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Nigeria.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.0, Nigeria is placed 63rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side No data available.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  14.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2013.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 20.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Nigeria

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • One bottle (1L) of spirits
  • One bottle (1L) of wine

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 grammes of tobacco products

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Nigeria?

Currently, citizens of 198 countries can enter Nigeria without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Nigeria.

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