Nigeria Travel and Visitor Information
Nigeria has a network of air, waterway, land and rail routes all attracting increasing levels of traffic in persons and cargo. Prospecting visitors will benefit from contacting any of the numerous travel agencies for practical advice on the best means of accessing different sections of the country.
There are also a good number of good hotels that can render this service and also provide reliable hospitality services.
The country’s currency is the Naira (N) and Kobo (K), with 100K equating N1. The Central Bank of Nigeria is responsible for issuing currency notes and coins; and there are 25 banks which offer a wide spectrum of services including international money transfer.Nigeria’s numerous ethnic group speak several distinct and related languages, its Lingua Franca is English. It may also be useful to contact the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation or National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies.
Today, aside from the Federal and State owned radio and television stations and newspapers, there are a good number of privately owned ultra-modern radio and television stations, some of which have satellite services, linking Nigeria to the international media. There is also a rich pick of privately owned newspapers, magazine and professional journals published on daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. Most of these publications ultilise the latest technology in their operations. There are also a number of companies offering telecommunication services for local and international purposes.
Visitors are expected to arrive i the country only after a valid visa for the duration and purpose of their visit. Only citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are allowed to travel to Nigeria without visa.
Visas are usually issued withing 72 hours of the requests. they are expected to have received vaccinations against smallpox, malaria and yellow fever. They are allowed no more than 4 liters of liquor at the point of entry while items such as wristwatches, cosmetics, cameras, and other personal effects are allowed duty-free subject to quantities. Other goods attract ‘on-the-spot’ duties. Internationally know illegal substances are not allowed in the country.