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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Contrary to popular perception, violent crime has decreased in Lagos in recent years. Most crime against foreigners targets expats in expensive cars, and travellers are unlikely to encounter any serious problems. That said, it always pays to take sensible precautions. Never carry any more money than is necessary and avoid flaunting valuables. Avoid walking at night where possible, particularly around hotels and restaurants frequented by foreigners, including on VI. Crowded areas carry a risk of pickpocketing.

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While you're there

Medical services

Chyzob Pharmacy (269 4545; Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi; 8am-8pm Mon-Sat)

St Nicholas Hospital (263 1739; 57 Campbell St, Lagos Island) Has a 24-hour emergency clinic.

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