Visa-free Countries for Nigerians
Visa-free Countries for Nigerians

Visa-free Countries for Nigerians

Traveling with a Nigerian passport

Nigerian passport has 98th place in the global passport ranking prepared by Henley & Partners. It indicates that its holders have limited travel opportunities, however, Nigerian citizens still can enjoy certain travel facilitation.

Nigerian passport holders can travel to 27 visa-free countries. The number of visa-free countries depends on diplomatic relations between your home country and the countries you want to visit. To enter other countries, Nigerian travelers need a valid visa. You may require an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or a traditional visa, based on the country’s visa policy.

It’s important to note that even if you can go to a country without a visa, you may still be subject to certain requirements, such as a limit on the length of stay or the necessity to get some documentation along with your valid passport. It’s always a good idea to check the entry conditions for the country you plan to visit.

The Nigerian passport application process

Only Nigerian citizens have the right to obtain a Nigerian passport, so one must acquire Nigerian citizenship first.

Should you want to apply for a Nigerian passport, it is necessary to follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Pay the relevant passport fee and admin fee.
  3. Schedule appointment.
  4. Visit the office on the day of your appointment with copies of all the necessary documents and payments.
  5. You will be contacted when your passport is ready. Pick it up.

Countries that Nigerian passport holders can visit visa-free

Nigerian citizens can travel without a visa to 27 destinations. It is a significant facilitation, as visa-free countries enable a Nigerian passport holder to skip all the hassle concerning the visa application process and focus on the journey itself.

The visa-free countries list for Nigerian includes the following destinations:

  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BeninBenin
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • DominicaDominica
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • GhanaGhana
  • GambiaGambia
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuineaGuinea
  • HaitiHaiti
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MaliMali
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • NigerNiger
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • SenegalSenegal
  • ChadChad
  • TogoTogo
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • SamoaSamoa
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde

The benefits of visiting visa-free countries with the Nigerian passport

Visiting visa-free countries provide Nigerian passport holders with various benefits:

  • it’s convenient and time-saving – you do not have to go through the application process and wait for the visa to be processed;
  • cost-effective, as you do not have to spend money paying visa fees;
  • visa-free countries allow for more spontaneous journeys since you can make last-minute decisions to come to a country without worrying about visa requirements.
  • you have a less stressful travel experience and can get the most out of your vacation.

Countries offering eVisa to Nigerian citizens

An electronic visa (eVisa) is an online entry document that permits visiting the country for tourism (and for some destinations – business) purposes. It is as legit as other types of visas, but can be submitted much simpler.

The application procedure is extremely speedy. Supply basic personal data and passport details, provide several documents, and confirm the payment – in a few days, the approved eVisa will arrive to you via email.

Nigerian passport holders are eligible to apply online to enter such countries:

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • ColombiaColombia
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • GabonGabon
  • GuineaGuinea
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • KenyaKenya
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • OmanOman
  • PakistanPakistan
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • UgandaUganda
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • ZambiaZambia
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe
  • RwandaRwanda
  • South SudanSouth Sudan

Countries offering visas on arrival to Nigerian passport holders

A visa on arrival is a type of visa that allows tourists to get a visa upon arrival in their destination country, instead of applying for a visa ahead of time from an embassy or consulate. This visa is granted at the port of entry, such as an airport or land border crossing.

The requirements for obtaining a visa on arrival can vary depending on the destination you are traveling to. Some countries request a few documents, such as a passport, an applicant’s photo, proof of sufficient funds, and an onward ticket. Others may require additional documentation, such as a letter of invitation or a health certificate.

A visa on arrival can be obtained by Nigerian passport holders in the countries from the list below:

  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • IranIran
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • ComorosComoros
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NepalNepal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • UgandaUganda
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • RwandaRwanda

Countries where Nigerian citizens need to get a visa to travel to

In the rest of the countries, Nigerian passport holders are required to have a traditional visa. In order to receive it, an applicant must attend the nearest embassy/consulate, submit a visa application, and answer the officer’s questions regarding the upcoming trip.

See where Nigerians need a traditional visa:

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • AngolaAngola
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BruneiBrunei
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelarusBelarus
  • BelizeBelize
  • CanadaCanada
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ChileChile
  • CameroonCameroon
  • ChinaChina
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CubaCuba
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EritreaEritrea
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FijiFiji
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • HondurasHonduras
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IndiaIndia
  • IraqIraq
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • JordanJordan
  • JapanJapan
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LaosLaos
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • LibyaLibya
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MaltaMalta
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • NauruNauru
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • SyriaSyria
  • ThailandThailand
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • TongaTonga
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UkraineUkraine
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • VietnamVietnam
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • YemenYemen
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • RussiaRussia
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • RomaniaRomania
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • SudanSudan
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • EswatiniEswatini