What To Wear:
For official occasions, formal clothing is expected. Gentlemen may put on suits
and ties while ladies appear in dresses. Given the warm tropical temperatures, however, light clothing is convenient all the year round. Informal dress is widely acceptable with emphasis on comfort. Batik, a local fabric, with leather sandals and hat, are common. Batik and Ankara are favoured even for formal occasions because of its comfort in tropical weather conditions.
Informal dress is widely acceptable with emphasis on comfort. Though other countries are allowed to wear their national clothes with leather sandals and hat or most comfortable foot wear.
There are no restrictions on importation of Foreign currency. A currency
declaration is, however required both on arrival and departure, for large sums
of money in excess of US$5,000.00. Import or export of Nigerian currency is
strictly limited to N5.000 (five thousand Naira only). Hotel expenses/bills may
be paid for in foreign currency . Personal baggage up to 20 kilograms and
belongings such as cameras and typewriters for the use of bona fide visitors
are admitted free of duty. In addition, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225
grams tobacco are allowed. The importation of illegal drugs is punishable by a
Jail term by the law.
International airports in Nigeria are staffed by wing customs officers who conduct normal checks of baggage on all international arrivals. Standard security checks are in operation at all Nigerian entry ports.
Airport tax is collected at all airports. For domestic flights, the tax is N150 while for all international flights, the tax is US$20 or it's equivalent. The rates are subject to change from time to time. A visitor should find the rate at the time of travel.
No permit is required, but apply great caution. You may find lots of people who are offended by photography. Even when taking photos of crowd scenes, you should ask around if people may be offended. Photographing of bridges, military personnel and installations, harbours, television and radio stations, and the like, is prohibited,
TIME, PHONE AND TELEX:
Nigeria's local time is one hour above QMT. Telephone booths and phone cards are inexistent and services sometimes tend to be erratic. Long distance (local) calls can sometimes be made from the Hotel Rooms, but International telephone, telegram and telex facilities are available at major offices of the Telecommunication such as MTN, 9 mobile , & Glo .
Nigeria operates a right hand drive system, under a Federal Highway code. To drive in Nigeria, you need to obtain a driver's license. A foreigner may be required to produce an international driver's license
In the event of an emergency, the visitor may secure help by dialing whichever is relevant among the following numbers:
Police : 112 or 199
Fire Ambulance : 999
Lagos Emergency Service – 767 or 112, (This covers Police, Ambulance Service, and Traffic Service)