Do you know that there are certain countries that you could travel to without Visa as a Nigerian citizen. These countries are regarded as visa free countries for Nigerians and are mostly based in Africa.
Although, the visa requirements for Nigerian citizens of these countries varies, some countries listed below would grant you visa upon arrival for a small fee. Either ways, it would be required that you possess a valid Nigerian international passport to have access into these countries.
Please do note that after the specified period of your stay in such country elapse, you might be required to apply for visa to extend your stay.
As a bearer of the 57th most useful passport in the world, there are some countries around the world where you can travel to as a Nigerian passport holder without a visa in 2023.
While some may require you to get a visa on arrival, others are completely without any visa. And not just some African countries, some Oceania and Asia countries are included on the list.
Below is the latest list of visa free countries for Nigerians with their visa requirements this 2023:
LIST OF VISA FREE COUNTRIES EVERY NIGERIAN CAN VISIT WITHOUT A VISA (2023)
1. Bangladesh: This South Asian Country has a mutual Bilateral ties with Nigeria, which offers Nigerian Passport holders free 30-day visa upon arrival. Additional Information: visitors not holding a return or onward ticket will be denied entry. Also, proof of sufficient funds is required. Bangladesh is another visa-free country with 30 days permit to stay in the country. However, you’d need to provide $500 as a proof of sufficient funds and return tickets.
2. Barbados: Barbados offers Nigerian Passport holders six months Visa free. However, visitors are required to have sufficient funds to cover their stay as well as a return or onward ticket with them. To have a hassle free trip to Barbados, you won’t need a visa but an e-passport, evidence that you have sufficient funds in your account and also a return ticket. The time limit to stay there is 6 months.
3. Republic of Benin: The neighboring West African state made her coexistence with Nigeria easier with Free Visa, as instituted by Economic community of West African States. (ECOWAS). Time limit to stay in the republic of Benin is 3 months then you are expected to produce a visa.
4. Burkina Faso: This African brothers got it together here by making “Entry” to Burkina Faso for Nigerian Passport Holders Free. This is another place you can visit without a visa. You are free to stay here as long as you wish.
5. Burundi: Burundi offers Nigerians a 30 days visa on arrival at Bujumbura international Airport. This means that you’re allowed to stay for 30 days in Burundi without a visa.
6. Cameroon: The Ecowas objective has enabled ‘free entry’ between Nigeria and Cameroon, the Border Brothers can move freely. Cameroon is another visa free country. You can stay in the country for as long as 90 days after which you’ll be expected to have applied for a visa.
7. Cape Verde: The western African Portuguese colony has enabled Nigerian Passport holders visa free entry. And it’s Visa free all the way for Cape Verdean Passport holders to Nigeria. You don’t need a visa to stay in Cape Verde as long as you can prove to the official that you won’t be staying beyond you r alloted time. This is done by presenting a return ticket indicating your exit date.
8. Chad: Chad is one of the African countries that a Nigerian does not need a visa for. It’s totally free. You can stay in Chad for as long as 3 months without a visa. You will need to provide a return ticket to indicating that you won’t be staying permanently.
9. Comoros: The South East African Islands has gone beyond surrounding countries like Tanzania, Seychelles, Mozambique and Madagascar to extend a free Visa Entry to Nigeria. Comoros is not exactly a visa free but you can still travel without a visa. You’ll get your visa on arrival for $50. Also, this country require return tickets as well as proof of sufficient funds before you can be granted the visa on arrival.
10. Cote d’Ivoire: Cote d’Ivoire or Ivory Coast is another African country bonded by ECOWAS rules, meaning, Nigerians have got free Visa Entry for 90 days. If you’d like to learn a littleFrench just by travelling to a French speaking country for a few months without a visa then Cote D’Ivoire it is.
11. Djibouti: The north Africans issue Nigerian Passport holders Visa on Arrival.
12. Dominica: Commonwealth has brought Nigeria and Dominica to a common ground. This Carribean country offers Nigerians Free Entry Visa for 21 days. This is one of the non-African countries where you don’t need a visa. But you’ll need to provide a return ticket to show that you won’t be staying in the country for good.
13. Fiji Island: This Oceania country is said to have one of the most developed economies in the Pacific. The good news to Nigerian Passport holders, is that they can stay in the country for 4-months, but may need a visitor permit for the period og their stay and can be renewed after the visa free period.
Fiji is another top destination for travellers that don’t want to go through the rigours of applying for a visa. However, you have a maximum duration of 4 months before you would be asked to produce a visa.
Additional Information: visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket with them, as well as sufficient funds to cover their living expenses.
14. Gambia: Nigerian passport holders have got 90 days free Visa entry to their fellow African country Gambia. Gambia is another free country if you have a Nigerian passport. But as expected you’ll need to produce a return ticket.
15. Ghana: The Western African Brothers have a lot in common; one of them is movement. Nigerians don’t need visas to get to Ghana, and Ghanaian don’t need visas for Nigeria. One of the most interesting West African country without having to apply for a visa is Ghana. However, you’ll need to produce a return ticket and passport which you will present prior to entry into the country.
16. Guinea: The West African Francophone Country, sometimes called Guinea Conakry is a member of the ECOWAS, given Nigerians the right of Visa free Entry. You don’t need a visa to visit Guinea but you need to show that you’ll be returning to your country after your trip with a return ticket.
17. Guinea Bissau: The Portuguese colony is a member of ECOWAS and that gives Nigerians the right of free Visa entry, but for 90 days. Guinea Bissau is another country that you can visit without having to apply for a visa but as expected you’ll need to show your return ticket indicating you’ll be returning and sufficient proof of funds showing that you can foot your bill in the course of your trip.
18. Haiti: The Carribean country has sought ways to expand bilateral ties with her Ancestry African countries. Nigerians thus, have 3 months visa free entry to Haiti. You can stay up to 90 days in Haiti and as expected you should be able to prove that you’ll be returning at the end of your trip.
19. Iran: Iran offers Nigerian Passport holders: Visa on Arrival.
20. Kenya: Nigerians get Visa on arrival in Kenya. For Nigerian citizens living in Nigeria; it’s 90 days free Visa Entry.
21. Liberia: Nigerians don’t need Visa to visit Liberia. Liberia is another place you don’t need a visa to visa. You just need to present your return ticket to indicate you’re in the country for only some time.
22. Madagascar: Nigerians get Visa on arrival in Madagascar for 90 days.
23. Maldives: Nigeria and Maldives ties have reached a height that enabled Nigerians Port Entry Visa for 30 days. (Both are Commonwealth Members).
24. Mali: Nigerian Passport holders don’t need visa to visit Mali. Mali is another visa-free country. You just need to show that you’ll be staying for the stipulated visa free period and returning to your homeland.
25. Mauritania: Mauritania offers Nigerians Visa on arrival. You just have to present your passport at the point of entry. But you’ll need to produce at least $100 as a proof of sufficient fonds.
26. Micronesia: In Micronesia, Nigerians get free Visa entry for 30 days.
27. Mozambique: The South and West African countries have a deal that enables Nigerians visiting Mozambique, visa on arrival for 30 days.
28. Nauru: In Nauru, Nigerians get Visa on arrival
29. Republic of Niger: The African neighbors have free movement in common, Nigerians don’t need Visa for Niger. Niger is another visa free country. interestingly, the country shares boundaries with Nigeria.
30. Palau: In Palau, Nigerian Passport holders get Visa on Arrival.
31. Samoa: Nigerians get Entry Permit on Arrival In Samoa for 60 days.
32. Senegal: The West African brothers got their movement at ease with the ECOWAS Rule that allows free movement in member states. You are not required to apply for visa to Senegal as long as you won’t be staying more than 90 days.
33. Seychelles: Intending visitors to Seychelles are advised to apply for a 1-month extendable visa through, http://www.ics.gov.sc/. Admission to Seychelles will be denied if a visa is not issued prior to arrival in the country.
34. Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone is another West African Country that practices what is obtainable among ECOWAS states- Freedom of Movement. You don’t require a visa to visit Sierra Leone. You just have to book your return ticket and you’re good to go.
35. Somalia: Nigerians get Visa on Arrival in Somalia for 30 days. Somalia is another visa free country and you can stay in the country for up to 30 days without a visa.
36. Sri Lanka: Nigerian Passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka will need “Electronic Travel Authorization” that will enable their 30 days stay.
37. Tanzania: Nigerians get visa at entry point, upon arrival in Tnazania.
38. Timor-Leste: Timor-Leste offers Nigerians Visa on Arrival for 30 days.
39. Togo: Nigerians don’t need Visa to visit Togo since it’s a Western African State. Togo is another visa-free country in Africa for Nigerians
40. Tuvalu: Nigerians get a 1-month visa on Arrival at Tuvalu.
41. Uganda: Uganda offers Nigerians Visa on Arrival
42. Vanuatu: Vanuatu offers Nigerian Passport holders free 30 days stay without a visa. Additional Information: visitors not holding a return or onward ticket will be denied entry. Also, proof of sufficient funds is required. The little known Vanuata is another country you can explore without having to apply for a visa permit.
43. Georgia: The European country offers Nigerians visa on arrival.
44. Mauritius: Mauritius offer Nigerians stay, visa free for 90days.
Those are the current list of visa free countries that Nigerians can visit this 2017. Please do note that after the specified period of your stay in such country elapse, you might be required to apply for visa to extend your stay.
UPDATE 2023: VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR NIGERIAN CITIZENS
- Benin republic (visa free)
- Burkina Faso (visa free)
- Burundi (visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Cape Verde (visa on arrival)
- Cameroon (visa free)
- Chad (visa free)
- Comoros Island (visa on arrival)
- Cote d’Ivoire (visa free)
- Djibouti (visa on arrival)
- Gambia (visa free for 90 days)
- Ghana (visa free)
- Guinea (visa free)
- Guinea Bissau (visa free for 90 days)
- Kenya (visa on arrival for 90 days)
- Liberia (visa free)
- Madagascar (visa on arrival for 90 days)
- Mali (visa free)
- Mauritania (visa on arrival)
- Mauritius (visa free for 90 days)
- Mozambique (visa free for 30 days)
- Niger republic (visa free)
- Senegal (visa free)
- Seychelles (visitor’s permit on arrival for 1 month)
- Sierra Leone (visa free)
- Somalia (visa on arrival)
- Tanzania (visa on arrival)
- Togo (visa free)
- Uganda (visa on arrival)
- Barbados (visa free for 6 months)
- Dominica (visa free for 21 days)
- Haiti (visa free for 3 months)
- Iran (visa on arrival)
- Sri Lanka (electronic travel authorization)
- Timor-Leste (visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Bangladesh (visa on arrival)
- Maldives (visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Micronesia (visa free for 30 days)
- Nauru (visa on arrival)
- Vanuatu (visa free for 30 days)
- Palau (visa on arrival for 90 days)
- Tuvalu (visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Samoa (entry permit on arrival for 60 days)
- Fiji (visa-free for 4 months)
VISA-FREE COUNTRIES FOR NIGERIANS: HOW TO VISIT THEM
Although, there are 40 countries that you can visit without a visa. You would need to put some things in order before you proceed on travelling out of the country. You will need:
- International Passport
- Proof of sufficient funds
- Return ticket
Even though there are countries that you can travel to without applying for a visa, you’ll be required to pay for the visa with the above requirement before you gain entry into such country.
Travelling to a visa-free country takes out the extra travel cost attached to a visa while still enjoying the travel experience. Also, it is important your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your date of arrival.
Note: Myanmar, Rwanda, and Sao Tome & Principe all require visas, but their visas can be obtained online.
While we try to update this information, please we aware that visa policies of these countries may change at any given time for various reasons. In case any country isn’t in any of these visa free countries for Nigerians or has been removed, do kindly inform us using the comment section below.