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Nigeria offers a variety of unique experiences. With one of the largest populations in Africa, Nigeria has an exceptional blend of cultures resulting from the more than 250 ethnic groups to which it is home. The official language is English, but, with so many ethnic groups, many other languages are spoken including Hasusa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani, and many others. Look beyond the capital of Abuja, as Nigeria has a number of cities that are sure to delight any traveler. Lagos is the largest city in the country with over 10 million people and is a bustling port. Calabar is another city on many travelers’ lists. This port city offers visitors a glimpse into Nigeria’s history as well as the opportunity to visit a primate conservation center.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Nigeria. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Nigeria:
measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
A yellow fever vaccine may be required for entrance to Nigeria. If you are going to Nigeria from a country where yellow fever is present you may be required to show proof of immunization. For example, if you are traveling from Liberia to Nigeria, proof of yellow fever immunization may be required.
For additional entry requirement information, please see the Nigeria visa page.
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