Persons entering Nigeria must have a passport and visa, except for citizens of one of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Moreover, all travelers must be in possession of a valid yellow fever inoculation certificate; antimalaria precautions are recommended. There are five-star hotels in Lagos, Abuja, and Kaduna, and first-class hotels in all the state capitals. Sports and social clubs offer facilities for swimming, sailing, tennis, squash, golf, and polo.
Receipts from tourism amounted to $200 million in 2000, when 1,491,767 foreign tourists visited Nigeria.
In 2002, the US government estimated the cost of staying in Lagos at about $300 per day. Daily expenses were estimated at $230 for Abuja and $80 in Kaduna.