Healthy travel in Nigeria – Part II
|December 10, 2012||Posted by Vishal under Nigeria Business Visa, Nigeria TWP Visa, Nigeria Visa Application||
While visiting the countryside, on a Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, it is essential for foreign travellers to absolutely acknowledge that several water-borne types of diseases usually pose a far higher risk to their health and well being, particularly during the long rainy season. Moreover, during this time of the year severe outbreaks of cholera have also been frequently reported. In this regard, it is correctly brought to the notice of foreign visitors, who hold valid Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, the fact that it would be in their own best interest to consult suitable information services for travel health; prior to giving their conclusive travel plans the final touch.
Furthermore, Nigeria is generally counted among the world’s probable last countries where the polio virus still in wild circulation; without any befitting hindrance or control. Here once more, foreign travellers, valid Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, would gain an upper hand if they are sufficiently equipped with the right knowledge that the scourge can easily be prevented by means of immunisation before the proposed departure from their home countries. Overall, most ill health causes are generally preventable if procedures for good hygiene and the health advice of professionals are duly followed in word and spirit.
As malaria is commonly assumed to be widely spread in many parts of the countryside, foreign travellers, holding a Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, are strongly recommended to carry appropriate quantities of prophylaxis with them, especially when journeying through the country. Foreigners are also advised to adopt measures that are suitable for protection against insect bites. According to an estimate, about 25% of world’s total cases for malaria occur in Nigeria alone. It is hence necessary for foreigners, travelling on a Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, to take every precaution possible, when dealing with this particular enigma. While still in Nigeria, to avail medical assistance in an emergency, dial 767 (for Lagos areas only) to obtain prompt facilities of ambulance services.
According to an estimate, around 3.1 million local live with HIV; with prevalence rate among adult population estimated at 3.6%; compared to 0.2 for adults living in UK. Hence, exercising standard precautions considerably helps avoid HIV/AIDS exposure.
Pertinent specially to British nationals, who may have plans to visit the country on a Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, additional information that covers your overall requirements for vaccination, health outbreaks, general disease prevention and protection; can easily be browsed on the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) and ‘Fit For Travel’ of NHS Scotland online websites.
This post was written by Vishal Mavadia, Business Director Visa Services London.