British nationals in Nigeria are advised to avoid banks and ATMs in 23 states.


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British citizens have received their second travel warning in less than four months due to Nigeria's situation. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued a warning in the updated information on Wednesday, urging citizens to stay away from financial institutions.

Currency shortages have been reported following the Central Bank of Nigeria's reprinting and issuing of fresh N200, N500, and N1000 notes. It's been reported that there are shortages in this area.

Visitors to Nigeria are strongly advised to verify with their currency exchange vendor that the banknotes they receive will be valid during their stay.

Violence has broken out in some southern states due to a shortage of money, and it's possible that this pattern may expand to other U.S. cities.

The FCDO stated: "We caution tourists in Nigeria to use their discretion, particularly in the presence of large crowds or potential disruptions."

The United Kingdom has warned its residents to take extra precautions due to increased crime, especially when withdrawing cash in busy locations or when there are fewer witnesses at night.

The states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zanfara, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River were also on the no-go list.

Travellers should avoid the states of Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Kogi, Niger, Kebbi, Abia, Plateau, and Taraba unless absolutely essential, according to the Federal Capital Development Organization.

The United Kingdom has recognized a Health Disclosure Form is available for incoming tourists online, as stated by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control.

There was a heightened risk of demonstrations and violence during the general election. Hence it was recommended that movement restrictions might be implemented.

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