Baggage Shipping to Nigeria
Nigeria is situated in Western Africa, between Benin and Cameroon. It has the biggest population of any African country (177,155,754 people) and is made up of more than 250 ethnic groups. The official language of the country is English but there are many other indigenous languages being used - over 500, in fact. The country’s currency is the Nigerian Naira. The country’s weather is often dry and hot, with an average maximum temperature of 30°C in April and an average minimum temperature of 24°C in December/ January. To learn about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Nigeria please read on:
Why Ship to Nigeria?
If you are an experienced traveller, you may be drawn to this more unusual holiday destination, in which case Send My Bag can send your luggage to your hotel, so it is waiting for you on arrival. This means that you do not have to drag it on to public transport, which may have to traverse some uneven terrain. This also means that you can sail through the airport without having to wait in line at bag drop or wait around at luggage carousels.
You may be travelling to Nigeria as an aid worker. Send My Bag can ship your possessions to your accommodation to allow you to quickly set up a home away from home and help ease your homesickness. You can also use Send My Bag to send gifts home to family or to receive care packages from your friends and family and so keep in touch with them.
Students studying in Nigeria or travelling from Nigeria to study abroad can use Send My Bag to ship their possessions to and from their student halls of residence.
NB That many governments are warning against travel to certain areas of Nigeria. Check with your government’s website to find out more.
You should also be aware that you will likely need to apply for a visa to enter Nigeria.
Ways of Shipping to Nigeria
If you are going travelling in Nigeria or if you are relocating to Nigeria for work, you will need to transport numerous items. You should look into the various options available for shipping to Nigeria and find out which option is the most suited to your needs. Here are some options for international shipping to Nigeria below:
Send Luggage to Nigeria
With Send My Bag you can send both luggage and boxes full of your possessions to Nigeria. If you have a temporary work contract there, or if you are moving there permanently, you can save yourself a lot of hassle by sending your possessions with Send My Bag, rather than trying to bring everything on the plane with you. This means you can bring everything you need, including home comforts, to make yourself comfortable in Nigeria. You can get on with exploring your new surroundings knowing that your luggage is being taken care of. To learn more about sending luggage to Nigeria, take a look at our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to Nigeria
Nigeria has a number of quality golf clubs to choose from, such as Smokin Hills, IBB International, and Le Meridien Ibom. You can send golf clubs to Nigeria with Send My Bag, making your journey to Nigeria much easier, since you won’t have to carry large golf bags with you onto public transport. It is also so much more enjoyable being able to play golf using your own golf clubs, rather than borrowing some, so why not think about sending your golf clubs with Send My Bag. Make sure you find out how best to parcel up your golf clubs by visiting our page on shipping golf clubs.
Removals to Nigeria
If you moving to Nigeria to complete work placements, or to live there for good, you will have to investigate international removals to Nigeria to move all of your possessions. Before you have your items picked up, ensure that they are all carefully packaged so they won’t get damaged in transit. Use suitable packaging for your items and seal everything up well.
Student shipping to Nigeria
If you are a student studying in Nigeria or a student moving from Nigeria to study abroad, or perhaps you are spending part of your gap year in Nigeria, you can use Send My Bag to shift your belongings, from books, to clothes, to writing materials. Take a look at our student removals page to learn more and to find out about claiming your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Nigeria
It’s not just luggage you can send to Nigeria, but parcels, too. Sending parcels to Nigeria is a good way to stay in contact with home, as friends and family can send you care packages, and you can send them local gifts, as well. Send My Bag can send parcels internationally to Nigeria for you. Make sure you use a suitable, sturdy box when sending a parcel to Nigeria and tape it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. You should also make yourself aware of rules relating to personal effects and brand new items (see below). Take a look at our information page on sending parcels to find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
Rather than sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Nigeria you could look into the following options for shipping items internationally. These are more relevant if you need to send large, bulky items like a bed or bedside table:
Air Freight to Nigeria
Air freight is one option for getting large items to Nigeria. This option takes just a few days, so is quick, but it can be expensive. How much you have to pay depends on your shipment’s weight and its size. You will probably also have to factor in the cost of a customs agent to deal with customs clearance for you. And, you need to get your items to and from the airport. Costs could, therefore, quickly spiral. If you send internationally by air freight to Nigeria your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Murtala Muhammed, Port Harcourt or Mallam Aminsu Kano International Airports.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Nigeria
Sea freight or container shipping to transport your possessions to Nigeria could be the option for you if you don’t need your items immediately. This can be less expensive than air freight, but you will still need to hire a customs agent and will need to get your items to and from the ports, which means the cost could be more than expected. Your items will most likely arrive at one of the major sea ports, such as Lagos or Onne.
Shipping Goods to Nigeria
You need to know about the current customs rules when shipping goods to Nigeria. You should be fully aware of any customs duties that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Nigeria, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Read on below to find out more in the section entitled ‘What can I send to Nigeria? What items are restricted?’
Important Nigeria Customs Information
Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.
The volume of shipments sent to this destination across the last 12 weeks has not been sufficient to meet our minimum number of on time shipments required for holiday baggage approval.
On this route you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.
Upon arrival in the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.
General Customs Information
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 2 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Nigeria? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia & China when no device containing a lithium battery can be shipped) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish, perfume, aftershave & liquid deodorant);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any type of battery;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
The capital of Nigeria is Abuja, but Lagos remains its largest city, at 999 square kilometres, and with a population of 7,937,932. A visit to Lagos is not for the faint-hearted, given that it is incredibly busy and polluted and that there is a high crime rate. Quieter cities, such as Oshogbo, however, are worth a visit. In Oshogbo you can visit the Osun Sacred Grove, which is thought to be the residence of Osun, the Yoruba fertility goddess. The Grove is filled with the sculptures of Austrian-born artist Suzanne Wenger and those of her pupils. Wenger was responsible for reviving the Grove and became ordained as a Yoruba priestess. Calabar in the southeast has also been described as a tourist-friendly city with a number of visitor attractions.
You can fly into Nigeria from many international destinations. International airports are located in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu.