HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in Nigeria. Given the high rate of infection and death, all travelers should take precautions to protect themselves during their stay in Nigeria.
Malaria is prevalent in Nigeria and can be a fatal disease if left untreated. Be sure to schedule a consultation with your nearest Passport Health Clinic in order to acquire the appropriate medications to protect yourself.
Few traffic laws are enforced or observed by drivers in Nigeria. As a result, navigating the streets, both as a pedestrian and driver, can be overwhelming and dangerous. Use caution at all times, and avoid driving or walking at night.
Traveling to Nigeria is no small feat. It is inevitable that you will arrive feeling out of sorts and groggy due to jet lag. If possible, adjust your schedule prior to your departure to make the time zone change less dramatic, and build rest into your first few days in the country.