Reconsider travel to Nigeria over COVID-19 ; US warns citizens
The United States of America has warned its citizens against travelling to Nigeria over the coronavirus pandemic.
The warning was contained in a travel advisory obtained on its website.
The advisory, which was dated August 6, also cautioned US citizens from travelling to 12 states in Nigeria over security challenges.
“Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk,” it noted.
Among the security challenges listed in the advisory are terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.
In a statement, titled, “Country Summary”, the US citizens were warned not to travel to Borno and Yobe and Adamawa states due to terrorism.
They were also asked to avoid Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states due to kidnapping
Other states listed are Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.