Insurance Nigeria

Africa’s leading economic power and most populous country, Nigeria also boasts majestic landscapes that will delight many. Whether you’re planning a vacation in Nigeria or an expatriate move to Nigeria, we strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance and medical insurance for you and your family. In this way, you can avoid potential financial, health and legal complications in the event of an unexpected accident. We advise you to choose policies that cover repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

  • Political system: Federal Republic
  • Capital : Abuja
  • Surface area : 923,768 Km²
  • Population : 131.8 million
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Currency : Naira

Visas Nigeria

If you are a French national, you need an entry visa for Nigeria. You must present yourself personally to the Nigerian Consulate when submitting your visa application. You must be able to show proof of a return or onward ticket (with visas or residence permits for the country of return or onward travel if necessary).

French Embassy Abuja
32 Udi Street Off Aso Drive – Maitama district
Tel: +234 (9) 460 23 00
Fax: +234 (9) 460 23 09

Embassy of Nigeria in Paris
173, avenue Victor Hugo – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and safety in Nigeria

Vaccines and local diseases

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of one year.

  • For adults, don’t forget vaccinations against tetanus, polio, meningitis A & C, hepatitis A & B, typhoid and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
  • For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis A & C, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 and over).

The following diseases are common in Nigeria: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, bilharzia, cholera, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, dengue fever, roundworm, hepatitis A & B, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, polio, malaria, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Security in Nigeria

Travel is inadvisable in most of Nigeria, and strictly inadvisable in most of the north-east, unless there is a compelling reason to do so. In all cases, including in “yellow” zones, appropriate protective measures must be taken. Before you leave, take a look at the recommendations of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for peace of mind.

Health and repatriation insurance in Nigeria

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Nigeria? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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