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Nigeria Travel Health Advice

Because Nigeria still struggles with diseases such as cholera, yellow fever and polio, so vaccinations are recommended. Visitors should drink only boiled or bottled water and avoid ice in drinks. Repellent, antimalarial meds, and netting will come in handy too because of malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. TB inoculations are also recommended. Visitors should seek the latest medical advice on vaccinations at least three weeks prior to departure.

Private hospitals offer good facilities in major cities, although travellers requiring specialised treatment will likely be evacuated to Europe or South Africa. Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly advice and should include evacuation. Pharmacies are widespread but might not always have reliable drug supplies. So travellers should bring special or prescription medication with them.

View information on diseases:

Cholera, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Yellow fever

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