Health & insurance
Before You Go
Full health insurance is recommended to cover potential repatriation costs.
Visit your medical practice four to six weeks in advance.
- Courses/boosters advised: diphtheria; hepatitis A; poliomyelitis; tetanus; typhoid; yellow fever.
- Vaccines to consider: cholera; hepatitis B; meningococcal meningitis; rabies.
- A yellow fever vaccination certificate may be required at customs. The certificate is valid for life.
Availability & Cost of Healthcare
Healthcare in Nigeria is not of good quality, and there is little in the way of emergency care. Funds or insurance need to cover the cost of possible repatriation.
Tap water is not drinkable in Nigeria. Be careful also to avoid iced drinks. Buy bottled water, use a purifier or drink boiled water.