Stay healthy during travel to Nigeria – I
|December 6, 2012||Posted by Vishal under Nigeria Business Visa, Nigeria Visa Application||
About eight or ten weeks prior to confirmation of the final date for your departure on a planned trip to Nigeria, regardless of whether your plans include travelling on a Nigerian business visa or a simple visa to Nigeria, it is of utmost significance to contact your general practitioner so that you can verify if there are any particular prevailing rules applicable to prescribed preventive measures or vaccinations which you could possibly be required to comply with forthwith. On the whole, this too is just as vital as ensuring that all your requisite requirements for a valid Nigerian business visa or just a visa to Nigeria, as the case maybe, are appropriately complied with in all due respect of the matter under reference.
For your personal convenience and ease of use, exceedingly useful advice as well as other relevant information that particularly pertains to your Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, travelling and pre-travel health requirements, on a country specific basis, is published on a wide scale for the general public and made easily available for everyone through an extensively distributed network of associated travel health agencies and worldwide travel centres. For those especially interested in learning about healthcare facilities available overseas, including a well defined country-wise guide delineating healthcare reciprocal agreements signed with the United Kingdom, you can check out the NHS website for various options offered. While in the United Kingdom, on a much similar basis, such services concerned with Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, are also provided by the London based Nigerian High Commission, for the general British public.
Since limited basic healthcare facilities are offered in just a minor part of the country, when travelling on a Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, it has to be absolutely ensured that you bear adequate health insurance coverage and have ready access to available funds for covering all unforeseeable eventual medical treatment costs and/or possible repatriation from abroad.
On 21st February of this year, it was reported by the Nigerian Ministry of Health that outbreak of ‘Lassa’ fever had already caused more than 40 deaths; with the number expected to gradually increase in the coming days and months. Here again, foreign travellers, holding a Nigerian business visa or visa to Nigeria, are expected to be no exception, and are thus advised to take every suitable protection deemed necessary, when visiting some of the below stated areas. It is wisely said ‘prevention is better than cure’, and that’s exactly what you need to do here. Major cities and states affected by this endemic fever included Lagos, Nassawara, Edo, Plateau, Orida, Taraba, rivers, Anambra, Gombe, Delta, and more. You can browse this update on the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
This post was written by Vishal Mavadia, Business Director Visa Services London.