Nigeria Vaccinations and Travel Advice

While traveling to Nigeria, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Nigeria, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Nigeria’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A beautiful waterfront in Nigeria



Considered a multiethnic West African country, Nigeria attracts tourists all year round with its breathtaking landscape. Yankari National Park will satisfy nature lovers and adventurers with its elephants, buffaloes, hippopotami, crocodiles, lions and gazelles. Famous for its variety of butterflies, the Cross River National Park is home to many other species. Whilst the country is known for its natural sights, you should not miss a tour of its cultural and historical sites. History buffs will be amazed at its huge sculptures, and Yoruba God shrines in Nigeria’s sacred forests.

What vaccines do I need for Nigeria in 2020?

The Government of Canada and CDC recommend the following vaccinations for travelling to Nigeria in 2020: Measles, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis BMalaria, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Polio, Cholera.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Nigeria

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
MeningitisAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Nigeria

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication


Medical Care in Nigeria

Healthcare in Nigerian public hospitals is inadequate, and it is advisable to use private institutions. The Saint-Nicolas Hospital – open 24/7 – is a reliable facility for medical treatment including general surgery, general medicine, orthopedics, gynecology and a dialysis unit. The Critical Rescue International (CRI) provides medical emergency services with quality equipment and competent paramedics.

Pharmaceuticals from Europe are easily available from Nigerian pharmacies, but it is still advisable to bring an emergency medical kit with you.

There are no centralized emergency numbers, make sure to research contact information on nearby facilities.

Or call  647-479-8808

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Current Weather in Nigeria

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Is Nigeria Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeHigh risk;
Beware of carjacking
TerrorismRisk present
DemonstrationsRisk of violence
CurfewPresent in many cities
Road safetyPoor road conditions;
Caution required when travelling from or to the airport
Public transportationAvoid public transportation
Remote areasMonitor reports carefully before entering such areas
Hotel selectionStay in high security hotels
KidnappingRisk present
Caution required
Northern and Middle Belt states of Adamawa/ Bauchi/ Borno/ Gombe/ Kaduna/ Kano/ Plateau/ YobeAVOID ALL TRAVEL
Niger Delta states of Abia/ Akwa Ibom/ Anambra/ Bayelsa/ Delta/ Imo/ RiversAVOID ALL TRAVEL
Abuja/ Calabar/ LagosHigh degree of caution required
DemonstrationsRisk of violence
SwimmingCoastal waters are dangerous; Presence of reptides is common
HealthZika virusPolio, Cholera and Lassa fever warning

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Nigeria?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Nigeria. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Nigeria information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Nigeria (ABUJA)
Street Address:
13010G, Palm close, Diplomatic drive,
Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

Tel.: +234 (09) 461 2900
Fax: +234 (09) 461 2902

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Deputy High Commission to Nigeria (LAGOS)
Street Address:
4 Anifowoshe Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Tel.: +234 (1) 271 5650
Fax: +234 (1) 271 5651

Email: [email protected]

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