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Language: English; Hausa; Ibo; Yoruba
Area: 923,768 sq. km
Capital City: Abuja
± GMT: +1 hour
Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria at this time due to the high threat of terrorist attack and risk of kidnapping, the unpredictable security situation and the heightened risk of violent civil unrest. The security situation could deteriorate without warning.
If you do decide to travel to Nigeria, you should exercise extreme caution.
Avoid all protests, rallies and demonstrations as they may turn violent.
On 3 April 2009, the United States diplomatic missions in Abuja and Lagos jointly issued a Warden Message advising that they had received reports of a possible attack against diplomatic missions in Lagos on Walter Carrington Crescent in the vicinity of the US Consulate General. As a result of this information, Nigerian police have heightened their vigilance in this area of Lagos.
You are advised not to travel to the riverine area in Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers (including Port Harcourt and Bonny Island), Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Anambra States in south-eastern Nigeria because of the high risk of kidnapping, armed robbery and other armed attacks against foreign oil companies in the area and localised conflict and violent civil unrest. Over 150 foreign workers have been kidnapped, killed or injured in these regions since the beginning of 2007. Militants have declared “all out war” in the Niger Delta region and warned of further kidnappings and attacks.
If in spite of this advice not to travel to these areas, you decide to go to or stay in these regions, you should ensure you have adequate and continuous close personal protection from a professional security service. The ability of the Australian Government to provide consular services to Australians in these areas may be severely limited.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed a human death from avian influenza in Nigeria.
*Please use information as a guide and always check Smart Traveller for the most up to date information.
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The Australian government and Smart Traveller recommend appropriate insurance information if you are travelling overseas and to ensure that you are properly covered with comprehensive travel insurance.
The cost of medical, dental and let alone the inconvenience of the lost luggage can ruin your holiday.