Nigeria Entry Requirements

Nigerian entry and exit requirements state that visitors must have a valid passport and visa issued by a Nigerian embassy or consulate. Be wary of any outside entities or persons offering to arrange your visa for you. In the majority of cases, visas will not be issued upon arrival. Travelers should plan accordingly to avoid any issues with authorities.

In addition to obtaining a visa prior to entry, visitors should understand vaccination requirements and health restrictions specific to Nigeria. The US State Department has issues the following guidance:

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over one year of age arriving within six days from infected areas. Some HIV/AIDs entry restrictions exist for visitors and foreign residents of Nigeria. Nigerian authorities have the discretion to deny entry to foreigners who are “undesirable for medical reasons,” and may require HIV tests for foreigners intending to marry Nigerian citizens. Read More…

As you go through the process of planning your trip, review all entry and exit requirements. Visiting the Embassy of Nigeria website for additional information will guarantee you have the most up to date information prior to your departure.