Avoid banks, ATMs, and 23 states, the UK advises its residents in Nigeria
For the second time in four months, the United Kingdom has advised itsresidents in Nigeria from traveling. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, FCDO, issued a warning about regions with banks and ATMs in its daily update on Wednesday.
It was stated that there were currency shortages as a result of the redesign and issuance of new N200, N500, and N1000 notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
People were advised to make sure the notes issued by money changers would be good for the entire time of their trip to Nigeria.
Due to money problems, there have been outbreaks of violence in some Southern states, and there is a chance that this will spread to other urban regions nationwide. The FCDO advised visitors to Nigeria to use good judgment and be wary of any huge groups or potential disturbances.
After noticing an increase in criminal activity, the U.K. advised its citizens to take extra measures, especially while withdrawing cash in crowded places and at night.
Travel to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River States were also discouraged. The FCDO advises against traveling to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Kogi, Niger, Kebbi, Abia, Plateau, and Taraba States unless for absolutely necessary trips.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control's introduction of the online Health Declaration Form for arriving travelers was also brought up by the UK government.