Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which ranks the safety of countries and advises British citizens where is safe to go has listed Nigeria in the category of “partially dangerous” countries.
The list released this week by the FCO divides countries into very dangerous and partially dangerous. Eighteen countries are listed as most dangerous countries that British travellers are being warned not to visit by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The list includes six countries in the Middle East, including Syria and Iraq, as well as 45 nations deemed partly high-risk due to unrest in certain regions.
One of these is Egypt, following the Russian commercial plane which crashed after taking off from Sharm el-Sheik, killing 224 passengers and crew last week.
Thousands of Brits remain stranded in Egypt after the Foreign Office advised UK travellers against “all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el-Sheikh”.
The FCO is advising against all travel to Syria, warning there is a high threat from terrorism, kidnapping and widespread fighting. It is also warning against trips to Afghanistan, Burundi , Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Libya, Mauritania, Palestinian territories, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.
Nigeria appears of the list of 45 countries classified as partially dangerous along with Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroun and Burkina Faso.