The first thing that comes to the mind of most Nigerians when it comes to international traveling is how to get a VISA and the stress that comes with it. Few people are aware of VISA free countries for Nigerian passport holders. Here is a comprehensive list of these countries;
A visit to Barbados by Nigerians allows you a stay for six months without a visa. Barbados is rich in history and has some of the best beaches and sea foods.
Bangladesh offers a 30 days permit for Nigerians to stay in the country. You will be required to provide $500 worth proof of funds and return ticket. Enjoy the best Bangladesh’s cuisine and visit the port city of Chittagong for an amazing experience.
- BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso is visa For Nigerian who would love to stay as long as they like. The Country is boasts of a gold reserves and is rich in music and art like the drumming culture.
- BENIN REPUBLIC
As a Nigerian passport holder, you can visit Benin Republic and stay for 3 months without a visa. A country located close to Nigeria, there are a number of tourist attractions in the country that may interest you like the nominated UNESCO World Heritage site named Pendjari National Park.
Nigerians are allowed a visit to Burundi for 30 days without a visa requirement. The country is known for its craft works that serve as a great gift option for tourists. From shields, baskets and masks to statues and pottery. An important part of the culture in Burundi is drumming, the Royal Drummers of Burundi have been performing for 40 years.
Chad offers a 3-month visa free stay for Nigerians. All you need to do is provide a return ticket that shows you do not plan to stay in the country permanently. You can visit the Chad National Museum.J
Enjoy a great time in Cameroon as entry is visa free for Nigerians. Check out the National Museum &Mvog-Betsi Zoo in Yaounde or the La Pagode Maritime Museum in Douala.
- COTE D’IVOIRE
A visa free stay in Cote d’ivoire formerly known as Ivory Coast is worth it as there several points of interests and tourist attractions you can visit during your stay. The beach resorts of Assinie, the Parc National de Tai, valleys of Man and the artsy Grand Bassam are some of the breathtaking tourist attractions you can see in Cote d’ivoire.
- CAPE VERDE
A visa will not be required by Nigerian citizen upon entry to Cape Verde, provided you can prove to the immigration officials you do not plan to stay permanently in the country. You will be required to provide a return ticket, as well as proof of funds.
Dominica grants Nigerians a free entry for 6 months. This country is a mountainous Caribbean island with tropical rainforests, waterfalls, lakes, gorges, rivers, and steamy hot springs. The rugged coastline accommodates rustic shoreline villages and rocky black-sand beaches, which tend to be good for snorkeling or diving spots.
As a Nigerian Passport holder, you can stay in the country for 4 months without a visa, but you may need a visitor’s permit for the period of your stay. This permit can be renewed after the visa-free period for 2 months. In Fiji, you can explore the incredible beaches, diverse marine life and some of the most appealing tropical scenery.
Guinea is one of the visa-free countries for Nigerians to visit. While the country has tremendous natural resources available to them (which includes around one-half of the world’s reserves of bauxite, and many major golds, jewel, and metal industries).
- GUINEA BISSAU
Guinea-Bissau offers visa-free entry to Nigerian Passport holders. The country has a couple of forests and a natural park where you can see chimpanzees if you’re lucky.
Haiti is a Caribbean country that occupies the western third of the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola. Nigerians can stay for 90 days visa-free.
You could pay a visit to the Labadee Resort managed by Royal Caribbean International. Attractions in Haiti include numerous beaches, water sports, a waterpark, and traditional Haitian dance performances.
A country with strong historical ties to the United States, Liberia offers visa-free access to Nigerians due to being part of the ECOWAS. The country easily boasts of numerous beaches in and around the capital city of Monrovia.
For an interesting day trip, Robert sport offers a glimpse of Liberia’s cultural history as well as clean, beautiful beaches.
Citizens of Nigeria can visit Mali without a visa. A country landlocked in the Sahel, Mali holds a lot of history of a past full of struggle. However, it has some incredible sights, including four UNESCO World-Heritage sites, and the historic city of Timbuktu.
- NIGER REPUBLIC
This West African country shares a border with Nigeria. Due to being part of the ECOWAS body, Nigerians can travel to this country visa-free.
With the Atlantic Ocean to the west of this West African country, Senegal is home to the teeming population of African wildlife. The country is visa-free for all Nigerians due to its membership in the ECOWAS body. You could take a trip to Senegal and pay a visit to the Reserve filled with different wild animals such as Giraffes, Rhinos, Elands, Antelopes, and different bird species.
- SIERRA LEONE
Sierra Leone is one of the visa-free countries for Nigerians as part of ECOWAS regulations. Interesting places to visit include the beaches in the Freetown peninsula and Banana Island; which offer unsurpassed natural beauty, history, water activities among other attractions.
Nigerians do not require a visa to enter Togo. Argued to be one of the nicest places in West Africa, Togo is filled with white sandy beaches, friendly people, and hills and mountains waiting to be explored.
Nigerians are allowed to stay in the country without a visa for a maximum period of 30 days. The country has a couple of well-known attractions such as the Yasur Volcano on Tanna and the Coolidge dive in Santo
Nigerians get Visa on arrival in Kenya. For Nigeria citizens living in Nigeria, it’s 90 days free visa entry
The South and West African countries have a deal that enables Nigerians visiting Mozambique, visa on arrival for 30 days.
Nigerians get Visa on arrival in Somalia for 30 days.
The home of coffee and HRH Haile Sellasie; Ethiopia, readily opens its borders to Nigerian passport holders and a visa on arrival is issued only at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with a gift of up to 90 days.
A valid Nigerian passport, a vaccination certificate for Yellow Fever, and a passport-sized photograph is all you need to go ahead and apply for a Ugandan visa and you could be on your way to Uganda in less than 24 hours
Bilateral ties mean Nigerians are only a flight away from one of the world’s most visited travel destinations; Mauritius. A return flight ticket and proof of self-sustenance during your trip are just all you need to get no less than a 30 days visa on arrival.
On arrival to Comoros, a 45 days visa costing just 30 Euros is given to a valid Nigerian passport holder. Yeah, that’s all.
Have you seen the movie, Madagascar? Exactly just as it was displayed, the country boasts of being a paradise for wildlife lovers. The world’s fourth-largest island is visa on arrival to Nigerians and you stay up to 90 days. Cool, yeah?
Ghana – popularly known as the gateway to Africa, Ghana has always opened its gates to Nigerian citizens. Akwabaa means welcome and a valid Nigerian passport holder is always welcomed for up to 90 days in the gold coast with its visa on arrival policy.
The country’s visa-free policy gives room for visitors to get 30 days to stay permit which is issued on arrival.
Maldives; the Land of luxury and gems is open to Nigerians and a valid Nigerian passport holder can get a thirty-day free visa issued on arrival provided you have a valid return ticket out of Maldives.
Bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest; Cambodia offers electronic visas to Nigerians all by contacting the nearest embassy or consulate of Cambodia.