If you live abroad and you love your home country, Nigeria; one of the things you would be looking out for is visiting Nigeria.

Visiting your friends and families should be thrilling, exciting, and memorable. In fact, it has already become a norm for some Nigerians in the diaspora to visit during the holidays or summer. On the other hand, if you haven’t visited Nigeria before, you should look forward to it because Nigeria is a beautiful country.

However, just like any other country, there are some things you need to note before visiting there.

If you are visiting Nigeria, these are some of the things you need to note:

There are lots of places to visit: Don’t be deceived by what you see in the media, there are actually lots of interesting places to visit and tourists attractions to see in Nigeria.

Protect yourself against malaria: It is important to treat malaria even before you leave for Nigeria. Visit your doctor and get the right medications to protect yourself against malaria. Remember, Nigeria is a tropical country so you need to get this done.

Get vaccinated: You need to note that Nigerian laws require that every tourist gets vaccinated against yellow fever before entering the country. And so, ensure this is sorted before travelling to Nigeria.

Nigeria’s currency is naira: The currency spent here is Naira and you can exchange your foreign currencies to the local currency when you get here.

Exchange your money at authorized places: Remember to exchange your foreign currencies only at authorized places so as to avoid being scammed.

The major ethnic languages are Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo: The major ethnic languages in the country are that of the 3 major tribes in the country – Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo.

English is the official language: English is the official language of Nigeria and it is used across different sectors and places in the country.

Always be at alert and keep your things safe: Make sure you keep your things safe at all times in order to avoid pickpockets stealing from you or you losing your valuables.

Ask if you don’t understand: One of the cool things about the country is that you can always ask questions when you don’t know. However, ensure you study or observe someone first before asking them questions. For instance, if you want to visit a location and you don’t know how to get there, you can ask people around you.

Have fun: Don’t forget to have lots of fun while you visit Nigeria! Nigeria is definitely a fun place to visit.

Ayishat Olanrewaju

Ayishat Olanrewaju

Ayishat Amoo-Olanrewaju is a Professional Writer, a Brand Communications Strategist, & a Certified Digital Marketer. She is passionate about helping brands communicate their values to their target audience and writing effective content that sells. She had her B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Caleb University, and her M.Sc. in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. She blogs at ayiwrites.com and you can find out more about her brand at ayishat.com. She is also a voracious reader, content developer, and a design enthusiast.