Dangers & Annoyances
Contrary to popular perception, violent crime has decreased in recent years. Most crime against foreigners targets expats in expensive cars, and travellers are unlikely to encounter any serious problems. Still, never carry more money than is necessary and avoid flaunting valuables and walking outside at night – particularly around hotels and restaurants frequented by foreigners.
ATMs are ubiquitous. GTB bank is the most reliable for foreign cards. At moneychangers, high denomination bills trade at a much better rate.
Find exchange bureaus at Alade Market on the mainland, or outside Federal Palace and Eko Meridien hotels on Victoria Island.