What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Nigeria?

  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Nigeria.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Nigeria:

  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Meningococcal
  • Yellow fever


Other health risks: Malaria, dengue, filarisis, leishmanisis, onchocerciasis and Ebola too.


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Nigeria?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • In terms of medical facilities and equipment, it is poor.
  • Medicines also not available.
  • Must carry cash or cards which are available there for emergency. In hospitals or doctors may ask for immediate cash.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Nigeria and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Nigeria.

Health tips while travelling to Nigeria:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Nigeria. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Nigeria.

Also Read: Customs followed in Nigeria

Last update on February 1, 9:24 pm by Nidhi S.