Before we reveal the list of countries Nigerian passport holders can visit without a Visa, it’s important to know that Visa requirements for Nigerian citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed by the authorities of other states on Nigerian citizens. Every year, passports from all over the world are ranked according to their total visa-free score according to the passport index. In February 2018, Nigerian citizens had access without a visa or visa upon arrival in 46 countries and territories, which ranked the Nigerian passport 91st in terms of freedom of travel (tied with the Republic of Congo’s passport) according to the Henley Passport Index.
For 2019, the Nigerian passport has been placed at the 83rd position on the global ranking list of passports. This is due to the fact that this only guarantees visa-free access in only 23 countries. You can also visit a total of 24 countries that grant visas on arrival.
While some countries may require that you obtain a visa upon arrival, others do not require a visa. And not only some African countries, but some countries in Oceania and Asia as well.
Here is a list of African visa-free countries Nigerian passport holders can visit without a Visa:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Cote d’Ivoire
- The Gambia
- Sierra Leone
- The Republic of Benin (90 days)
Here is a list of African countries that grant visa on arrival for Nigerian passport holders without any complication.
- Burundi – You can get a 30 days visa upon arrival at Bujumbura International Airport.
- Comoros – provides with visa upon arrival. But it costs s50.
- Djibouti – gives a visa upon arrival
- Kenya – You can receive Kenyan Visa upon arrival for 90 days
- Madagascar – Nigerian citizens are provided with a visa for 90 days upon arrival in Madagascar
- The Maldives – As Nigeria and Maldives are both members of Commonwealth, you can get Port Entry Visa upon arrival for 30 days
- Mauritania – provides visa upon arrival
- Mozambique – needs a visa on arrival for 30 days.
- Seychelles – provides with visitor’s permission upon arrival for one month. But you should make an application on the website www.ics.gov.sc. You will not be allowed into the country unless a visa is issued before arrival
- Somalia – You can receive a visa upon arrival for 30 days.
- Tanzania – provides with visa on arrival
- Uganda – needs visa upon arrival.
Here is a list of American visa-free countries Nigerian passport holders can visit without a Visa
- Barbados – You are visa-free for six months. However, you need to confirm your solvency with enough money and have a return ticket.
- Dominica – is visa-free for 21 days.
- Haiti – Nigerians can visit Haiti visa-free for three months.
Here is a list of Asian visa-free countries Nigerian passport holders can visit without a Visa
- Iran – provides with visa on arrival.
- Sri Lanka – Nigerians should make electronic travel authorization for the ability to visit Sri Lanka for 30 days.
- Timor-Leste – You can get a visa upon arrival for 30 days.
- Bangladesh – gives visa on arrival for 30 days. But you need to confirm your solvency with enough money and have a return ticket.
Countries of Oceania
- Micronesia is visa-free for 30 days
- Vanuatu – Nigerians can visit it without free for 30 days. But you need to confirm your solvency with enough money and have a return ticket.
- Fiji is visa-free for four months. Then you are required to make a visa. Besides, you need to confirm your solvency with enough money and have a return ticket.
You can get a visa at the arrival in the following countries:
- Nauru – You can get a visa upon arrival.
- Palau gives visa on arrival for 90 days.
- Tuvalu – You can receive a visa on arrival for 30 days there.
- Samoa offers an entry permit on arrival for 60 days.
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