As Africa’s leading economic power and the continent’s most populous country, Nigeria also has majestic landscapes that will delight many. Whether you want to spend your holiday in Nigeria or are planning an expatriation project in Nigeria, consider taking out travel or expat health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid possible financial, health, and legal complications in the event of an unannounced accident. We advise you to favour contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.
- Political regime: Federal Republic
- Capital: Abuja
- Area: 923,768 sq km
- Population: 131.8 million
- Spoken languages: English
- Currency: Naira
If you are a French national, you need an entry visa to Nigeria. You must personally report to the Nigerian Consulate when applying for a visa. You must be able to justify a Return or Continuation ticket (with visas or residence permit for the country of return or continuation if necessary).
French Embassy in Abuja
32 Udi Street Off Aso Drive – Maitama Quarter
Tel: ‘234 (9) 460 23 00
Fax: ‘234 (9) 460 23 09
Nigerian Embassy in Paris
173 Victor Hugo Avenue – 75116 Paris
Vaccines and safety in Nigeria
Vaccines and local diseases
The yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over one year of age.
- For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, meningitis A and C hepatitis A and B, typhoid and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
- For children, don’t forget the vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis A and C hepatitis A and B (long stay), typhoid (long stay for 5-year-old travelers and older)
In Nigeria, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, bites of spiders, snakes, fish and scorpions, bilharziosis, cholera, Leishmaniasis, yellow fever, dengue fever, ascaris, hepatitis A and B, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, polio, malaria, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.
Security in Nigeria
Travel is not recommended unless there is a compelling reason in most of Nigeria and formally discouraged in most of the North-East. In all cases, including in the “yellow” areas, appropriate protective measures should be taken. Before you leave, read the recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to leave with peace of mind.
Health insurance and repatriation in Nigeria
Why take international health insurance when traveling or residing in Nigeria? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical centre or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.