As a bearer of the 57th most useful passport in the world, there are 44 countries around the world where you can travel to as a Nigerian passport holder without a visa this 2017. 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.
The List of Visa Free Countries Every Nigerian Can Visit Without A Visa in 2017
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.
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.
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)
4. Burkina Faso: This African brothers got it together here by making “Entry” to Burkina Faso for Nigerian Passport Holders Free.
5. Burundi: Burundi offers Nigerians a 30 days visa on arrival at Bujumbura international Airport.
6. Cameroon: The Ecowas objective has enabled ‘free entry’ between Nigeria and Cameroon, the Border Brothers can move freely.
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.
8. Chad: Chad is one of the African countries that a Nigerian does not need a visa for. It’s totally free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25. Mauritania: Mauritania offers Nigerians Visa on arrival.
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.
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.
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.
35. Somalia: Nigerians get Visa on Arrival in Somalia for 30 days.
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
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.
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 August 2017: 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)
- Maldives (visa on arrival for 30 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)
- 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.