Do you know that there are over 40 visa free countries for Nigerians? Some of the countries sometimes give visa upon arrival, you’ll get the countries in this post.
To visit any country you need two most important documents: 1) Passport, 2) Visa
What is visa?
“Visa a stamp marked certificate (sometimes on the applicant’s passport) issued by the immigration office of a country indicating the applicant’s credentials have been verified and granted permission to enter a country a specified period.”
In one of our posts, we collated the list of nationals that can visit The Gambia without a visa.We’ll do the same for Nigeria.
List of visa free countries for Nigerians, or get a visa on arrival.
- Cape Verde
- Burkina Faso
- Benin Republic
- Chad (Visa free)
- Comoros Island (Visa on arrival)
- Cote d’Ivoire (Visa free)
- Djibouti (Visa on arrival)
- Dominican (Visa free for 21 days)
- Fiji Island (Visa free for 4 months)
- Gambia (Visa free for 90 days)
- Guinea (Visa free)
- Guinea Bissau (Visa free for 90 days)
- Haiti (Visa free for 90 days)
- Iran (Visa on arrival)
- Kenya (Visa on arrival for 90 days)
- Liberia (Visa free)
- Madagascar (Visa on arrival for 90 days)
- Maldives (Visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Mali (Visa free)
- Mauritania (Visa on arrival)
- Mauritius (Visa free for 90 days)
- Micronesia (Visa free for 30 days)
- Mozambique (Visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Nauru (Visa on arrival)
- Niger Republic (Visa free)
- Palau (Visa on arrival for 30 days )
- Samoa (Visa on arrival for 60 days )
- Senegal ( Visa free )
- Sierra Leone (Visa free)
- Somalia (Visa on arrival)
- Sri Lanka (Electronic travel authorisation)
- Tanzania (Visa on arrival)
- Timor-Leste (Visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Togo (Visa free)
- Tuvalu (Visa on arrival for 30 days)
- Uganda (Visa on arrival)
- Vanuatu (Visa free for 30 days)
We’ll briefly discuss the first 10
Located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia is one of the countries that grants Visa on arrival to Nigerians.
Georgia is famous for wine making, which is the country’s stable source of income and a key branch of the country’s economy.
Located in an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America, Barbados grants Visa free for 6 months to Nigerians.
The country is rated as the 53rd richest country in the world in terms of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita.
Currency: Barbadian dollar
Known for exportation of fish (canned) which is 60% of its economy, Seychelles grants Visa on arrival for 30 days to Nigerians.
Currency: Seychellois rupee
Official languages: French, English, Seselwa
In the 70s/80s Ghana’s nationals could easily be found in major towns of Nigeria, today, Ghana’s economy is better than year.
Nigerians now see Ghana as a destination point for business. Nigerians can travel to Ghana visa free either by road or by air. All you need do is to have your passport.
But the latest news we’re hearing about Ghana’s economic policies are not favourable to Nigerians, culminating to Nigerians close shops.
We hope Nigerian government will intervene.
Cape Verde’s lack of natural resources hasn’t stopped the country from achieving great standard of living for its people.
How leaders of the country have been able to achieve got the attentions of international economist and economic world bodies.
Cape Verde is one of the countries that is immigration friendly to Nigerians. The country gives Nigerians Visa on arrival.
Cameroon shares boundary with Nigeria. The one we’re familiar with is through Ikom in Cross River State.
Cameroon has Visa free for Nigerians.
Bangladesh (Visa on arrival)
On arrival, Bangladesh will grant visa to Nigerians.
This is another visa free country for Nigerians in Africa. Lots of Nigerian business men and women travel to Benin republic visa free, and lots of Nigerian educations have established Universities and polytechnics while a lot of Nigerian students travel there visa free for studies.
Burkina Faso (Visa free)
Located in the West African region, Burkina Faso is French speaking country that grants free visa to Nigerians.
Burundi is part of Central Africa that gives Visa on arrival for 30 days to Nigerians.
Our final thoughts:
Most of the countries that are visa free for Nigerians are based in African continent while some are located in other continents.
While some of them will grant you free visa for a specific period of time, some countries will charge a small fee.
The bottom line: Do your due diligence before opting to travel to another country for a greener pasture.
We’ll keep updating this post should we find another visa free country for Nigerian nationals.