The UK government has changed its travel advice, saying that it is now safe to travel to Abuja for only very necessary purposes.
The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO changed its travel advice for the Federal Capital Territory, according to a statement from the British High Commission in Abuja, and now advises against all but essential travel to green.
It advises British nationals there to learn more about the FCDO’s travel recommendations for Nigeria, particularly the Travel Advice for the FCT, before making such journeys.
According to the statement, there are still a few Nigerian states to which British nationals are advised not to visit unless absolutely necessary.
They include; Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Kogi, Abia, Plateau and Taraba, within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi State and non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States.
It also advise against all travel to Borno State, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, and the riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River State.
The UK keeps its travel advice under regular review and in making these assessments uses information from a wide range of sources.
The travel advice is constantly reviewed to make sure it reflects the current situation in Abuja and Nigeria.