General information
Travel to Nigeria

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s, replacing Lagos as the capital on 12 December 1991. The skyline of the city, which was built largely in the 1980s, is dominated by Aso Rock, an enormous monolith. It rises up behind the Presidential Complex, which houses the residence and offices of the Nigerian president in the Three Arms Zone on the eastern edge of the city. Nearby are the National Assembly and the Supreme Court of Nigeria

Places to visit

  • Magic Land Amusement Park: Formerly called Wonderland Amusement Park, Magic Land Amusement Park Abuja is a great place to be. It is situated on a huge piece of land and is well equipped with modern facilities. It is indeed a haven for kids and young adults. It is located near the National Stadium in Abuja. For more details visit 
  • Thought Pyramid Art Centre (Abuja): Looking for where to go, Hiding from all the noise and buzz this season brings then this another place where the diversity of African art practice is promoted unpretentious environment. For more details visit
  • National Children’s Park and Zoo: The National Children’s Park and Zoo is located in Asokoro District behind the Presidential Villa. It sits under the shadow of nearby Aso Rock. For animal lovers, there is plenty of wildlife to admire here, with attractions including camels, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, ostriches, tortoises, wild cats and zebras.
  • Jabi Lake Mall: Jabi Lake Mall is an Abuja landmark on the Lake side of Jabi and renowned for its vast selection of over 120 stores. Beyond shopping, the elegant mall also houses a number of restaurants and entertainment options, including a Cinema


Travel information
Delegates are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Nigeria, and accommodation for the duration of their stay, unless advised otherwise by the symposium organisers. In most cases, booking airline tickets via the internet is a cost-effective option.

Visa requirements
NOTE: The NCDC will provide letters of support for purposes of visa application, on request.

From African countries

The Visa on Arrival Application Process is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require a visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.


  • Frequently Traveled Business Persons of International Reputes
  • Executive of Multi-national Companies
  • Member’s of Government Delegation
  • Holder of United Nations Laissez-Passer
  • Holders of African Union Laissez-Passer
  • Holders of any other Officials Travel document of other recognized International organizations who intend to Visit Nigeria.

How to Apply for Visa on Arrival

To begin your application, kindly visit the Nigeria Immigrations Service portal at and select Apply for Visa on Arrival. Complete the application and make payments.

Other countries

The visa application guideline into Nigeria can be found here
Visit the Nigerian embassy in your respective countries for additional information

COVID-19 Requirements
All incoming travellers into Nigeria are required to fill out the Nigeria Health Declaration Form before boarding. The Health Declaration Form can be accessed via

Safety Tips

While vigilance and common sense will ensure a trouble-free and enjoyable stay in Nigeria, it is advisable to take the following precautions: 

  • Do not leave luggage, mobile phones or valuables unattended
  • Use the safety deposit boxes provided by most hotels
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash

Keep cash, credit cards and identification documents in a secure place on your person.

Get In Touch
Event Manager

Mandy Salomo

+27 82 451 2686


Emergency assistance

Dr Muhammad Fahad

+234 803 456 4702

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