Nigeria destination information

All you need to know before visiting Nigeria

Nigeria summary

Nigeria is a big country with around 187M Nigerian. Official language is English. Nigeria uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Nigeria is Naira (NGN).

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🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 199

ATMs in Nigeria are Rare. Internet speed in Nigeria is on average 2.7 Mbps. In Nigeria you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Lagos
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 187M ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~97 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 924k km2 (357k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Nigeria uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

100 NGN = 0.27 USD

Nigeria uses the Nigerian naira (symbol: ?), code NGN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 nairas. Naira is subdivided into 100 kobos. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 nairas and 50 kobos.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Nigeria. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Nigeria uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Nigeria upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Nigeria, dial +, then 234 (the country code for Nigeria), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Nigeria, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

international: + 234 1 1234567
calling local: 01 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Nigeria is on average 2.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Nigeria is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 7,693.07 NGN, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 9mobile, Airtel, Glo or MTN.


Rules 🚗

In Nigeria you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Nigerian embassies

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