Many people are oblivious of the fact that they can travel to some countries without a visa. So in this article, we will be telling you list of visa-free countries for Nigerians; i.e countries Nigerians can visit without a visa.
Have you ever tried applying and processing a visa to travel out of Nigeria? If you have, then you will agree with me that it is one of the most difficult thing to do when it comes to travelling out.
Travelling out of a country requires lots of processes, especially when you are a Nigerian travelling from Nigeria.
Apparently, obtaining a visa application with a Nigerian passport which is ranked 83rd in freedom to travel across the world is hard.
However, the good news is that there are countries you can travel to without a visa and other countries that offer you visa on arrival for a certain amount.
But there is a stipulated amount of time you can stay in these countries; say 6-months, 3-months, more or less — as the case may be.
Requirements for Visiting a Visa-Free Country
Although there are about 45 countries that you can visit without a visa – including those that offer visa on arrival, there are still some other requirements.
Upon entry into the country you are visiting, you may need to tender some of these things listed below:
- Your International Passport
- Proof of sufficient funds
- Accommodation fee
- Return ticket
Countries Nigerians can visit without a visa
It is important to note that for some of these countries you can enter and stay there for a period of time without a visa. But for others, you must obtain the visa upon arrival.
Also, some of these countries may require your return ticket which will indicate the stipulated time you will be spending in their country.
As of the end of 2020, Nigerian citizens and holders of the Nigerian Passport can visit a total of 23 countries without going through the stress of applying for a visa beforehand or paying for one.
14 West African countries who are members of the ECOWAS community are on this list.
Also, for the West African Countries, if you travel by land, Immigration officials often force travellers to pay certain amounts of money.
List of Visa-free countries for Nigerians
The following countries offer Nigerians entry into their countries without a Visa
The Central Africa country is a visa-free country. It allows visitors for a period of 3 months before a visa will be required.
2. Cote d’Ivoire
This West African country was Formerly known as Ivory Coast, It is another African country which allows a visa-free entry and stay for Nigerians.
3. Benin Republic
As instituted by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for countries located in West Africa, it is a visa-free country for Nigerians for a period of 3 months.
Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America
It offers Nigerian Passport holders six months of Visa-free entry into the country. However, the visitors are required to have sufficient funds to cover their stay as well as a return ticket.
As one of the countries located in West Africa, it is also a member of the ECOWAS community which allows free movement among its member countries. The country is visa-free to Nigerians for a period of 90 days.
Another West African country in the list. Nigerians have the privilege of entering into Ghana without a visa.
Nigerian passport holders are allowed a period of 90 days free Visa entry into Gambia but you will be expected to produce a return ticket.
8. Fiji Island
This is a country located in the Oceania region. It allows visa-free entry for a period of 4 months for Nigerian passport holders, but there may be a need for a visitor’s permit.
Liberia is also a visa-free country which allows Nigerians into their country without a visa but you must present a return ticket to show the duration of your stay in the country.
10. Guinea Conakry
This is also a West African Francophone Country and a member of the ECOWAS community. It allows a Visa-free entry for Nigerians.
Mali is another visa-free country for Nigerian Passport holders. You only need to show a return ticket which would specify the period of time you would be staying for.
12. Guinea Bissau
This country is a Portuguese colony and also a member of the ECOWAS community and that gives Nigerians the right of free Visa entry for a period of 90 days.
13. Republic of Niger
The West African neighbours have free movement in common. Apparently, Nigerians don’t need Visa to enter into the Republic of Niger as the country shares close boundaries with Nigeria.
Nigeria and Maldives are both Commonwealth members and so have a visa-free entry for a duration of 30 days.
Mali is on the list of countries Nigerians can visit without a visa. Nigerians don’t need Visa to visit Togo since it’s a Western African State.
Mauritius makes this list of Visa-free countries for Nigerians. This East African country offer Nigerians visa-free stay for a duration of 90 days in the country.
As a member of ECOWAS, there is freedom of movement from other member countries. Therefore, Senegal is another free visa entry country for Nigerians for a duration of 90 days.
18. Sierra Leone
As obtainable among the ECOWAS states, Sierra Leone is a visa-free entry country for Nigerians.
The Commonwealth organization has united Nigeria and Dominica to a common ground. This Caribbean country offers Nigerians Free Entry Visa for 21 days and it is one of the non-African countries, you can gain access to without a visa but you’ll show your return ticket.
Vanuatu, another Oceanian country that offers Nigerian Passport holders free entry for 30 days without a visa.
Although to gain entry into the country, you must show your return ticket and proof of sufficient funds for yourself.
Another Caribbean country which allows free visa entry to Nigerians for a duration of 3 months in the country.
It means, you can stay up to 90 days in Haiti and as expected you should be able to prove that you will be returning at the end of your trip by providing a return ticket.
Seychelles is an East African country that allows Nigerians into the country without a Visa. But Intending visitors to Seychelles are encouraged to apply for a 1-month extendable visa before arriving the country.
This country lies northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is popularly known as East Timor. As a Nigerian tourist, you are permitted a 30 days visa-free stay.
If you are a lover of the sea, scuba-diving, and other such things associated with the sea, then this fairly small country is for you.
24. Sri Lanka
Nigerian Passport holders travelling to Sri Lanka will need an “Electronic Travel Authorization” that will enable their stay in the country which allows a 30 days stay without a visa.
Micronesia is a country which consists of Islands which has its own culture and traditions.
Nigerian passport holders do not require a visa for entry into this country, for a visa-free stay of 30 days.
This is a tiny republic that was formerly known as Pleasant Islands. This Island was a rich phosphate rock site. It has a coral reef and white sand beaches with palm trees all over.
Mauro is one of the countries Nigerians can visit without a visa. It offers visa-free entry for Nigerians who have their Nigerian passport.
Also on this list of countries Nigerians can visit without a visa is Transnistria. This is another seceded state, which broke out of Moldova, but is internationally recognized as a territory of Moldova.
This self-declared territory made the list of visa-free countries for Nigerian passport holders. Entry into this country is purely visa-free, but visitors are not allowed to access this country through the sea on Gaza Strip, as it is a territory under dispute of ownership, between Palestine and Israel.
29. Saint Kitts and Nevis
This is an Island country in the West Indies which is made up of two small islands, the Island of Saint Kitts and the Island of Nevis. St. Kitts and Nevis are one of the visa-free countries for Nigerians, and it permits a visa-free stay of 90 days.
There are other countries that make up this list of free visa countries. However, for these countries below, you are offered a visa upon arrival.
30. Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is one of the countries Nigerians can visit without a visa. It is a West African country which allows visa-free entry for Nigerians for no stipulated time.
Visa on arrival countries for Nigerians
These countries are not totally free because they offer you the Visa on arrival.
located in the Asian continent, is another non-African country which allows visa-free entry for Nigerians, but a Visa is issued on arrival for a period of 30 days.
2. Cape Verde
Cape Verde is an island country that is located on the West African coast. It is a good tourist destination and has great weather and nice spots.
It is a visa-free country but the visa is issued at the point of entry to the country for Nigerian passport holders.
However, you are to present a return ticket to prove you are not staying more than the designated time given to you.
An East African country that issues a visa upon arrival. Comoros Island is a developed island with white sandy beaches, giant fruit bats, volcanoes, and rainforests.
Another East African country that offers Visa-free entry into the country. But Visa is issued at the point of entry into the country. It is a beautiful tourist destination with lots of wildlife.
This country is located in the Southeast Asian region. Although no Visa is needed for going there a Visa is issued on arrival for a period of 30 days for Nigerians.
This East African nation with rich historical cuisine and sites allows Nigerians to travel to the country but they must obtain a visa at the point of entry.
Rwanda is another East African country that offers visa-free entry to Nigerian passport holders. But Visa is obtained on arrival
Also located in East Africa, Djibouti is a visa-free country that offers visa at the point of entry. It is one of the best places to visit for tourist attractions.
Nigerians can get visas at the entry point to visit the massive deserts and wildlife conservations in this hugely vast country.
Nigerians get Visa on Arrival in Somalia for a period of 30 days. Somalia is another visa-free country and you can stay in the country for up to 30 days without a visa.
Madagascar is an African country which allows Nigerians to get Visa on arrival in Madagascar for a duration of 90 days.
Tanzania makes our list of Visa-free countries for Nigerians. It allows Nigerians to get visa on arrival in the country.
The South and West African countries have a deal that enables Nigerians visiting Mozambique, a visa on arrival for 30 days stay.
This country has a reputation for being one of the smallest countries in the world, with a majority of its landmass consisting of small islands scattered along the south pacific.
This is one of the very calm visa-free countries for Nigerian passport holders, as a visa is only required from you on arrival.
Iran is a country that permits visa on arrival for Nigerian citizens. You can go to this country as a tourist, to taste a bit of the middle-east, which is revered for its rich religious past.
You are permitted to enter the country for tourism for up to 60 days without a visa. If you think you may spend more than 60 days in the Kyrgyz Republic, you should get a visa before you leave or on arrival at the airport in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
It is important to know that some of these countries have visa processing fees and visa fees may change as exchange rates do.
Even though there are no visa requirements to visit these countries, it is advisable that you travel with your return flight tickets (if you are travelling by air), valid passport with 6 months validity and 2 free pages for stamps.