Citizens of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permit into Nigeria. All visitors not exempted from entry permits are advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest Nigerian Diplomatic Mission – Embassy, High Commission or Consulate before entry into Nigeria. Early application is advisable to avoid delay.
Health authorities require international certificates of vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.
No art treasure may be taken out of the country without written approval from the appropriate Nigerian authorities.This approval must come from the Department of Antiquities, National Museum, Lagos, or Jos. The law prohibiting the export of all forms of antiquity, including all ritual art objects even of contemporary make, is strictly enforced.
Government offices are open from 7.30 a.m. to3.30 p.m. Monday through Friday, while commercial houses are open from8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but many shops are open on Saturdays and some banks open on Saturdays too.
Nigeria boasts of a number of museums and monuments, games reserve and other natural and historical sights to see.