27 Visa Free Countries for Nigerians Passport Holders

visa free countries for nigerians

Visa free countries for Nigerians are countries they can gain entry to without the need of obtaining a visa in advance. 

Your Nigerian passport Nigerians gives you access to visa-free travel. In addition, you can obtain faster visa processing for some countries. Where you do not have visa-free travel. This faster visa processing means you can either get a visa on arrival or obtain an E-visa.

Nigerians can travel to 27 countries without the need for a visa. 19 more countries offer visas on arrival to Nigerians, while 10 countries offer an E-visa to Nigerians. 

Here’s a list of Visa free countries for Nigerians. This list also includes countries that offer visas on arrival for Nigerians.

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians Passport Holders

Here are the countries that Nigerians can travel to visa free:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Barbados
  3. Benin
  4. Burkina Faso
  5. Cameroon
  6. Cabo Verde
  7. Chad
  8. Cook Islands
  9. Ivory Coast
  10. Dominica
  11. Fiji
  12. Ghana
  13. Guinea
  14. Guinea-Bissau
  15. Haiti
  16. Liberia
  17. Mali
  18. Micronesia
  19. Montserrat
  20. Niger
  21. Niue
  22. Senegal
  23. Sierra Leone
  24. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  25. Gambia
  26. Togo
  27. Vanuatu

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Nigerian Visa Free Countries by Continent

Currently there are no Visa free countries for Nigerians in Europe and Asia. Neither is there any European country offering visas on arrival or E-Visa to Nigerians.

1. Burkina Faso

burkina faso
  • Visa Duration: Visa-free for Nigerians
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Attractions: Nazinga Game Ranch, Ruins of Loropéni, Host to International Arts and Crafts Fair, Ouagadougou which is regarded as one of the most important African handicraft fairs. Gold reserves.
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 1 hour, 40 minutes

2. Benin Republic

Benin Republic
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 3 months for Nigerians
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Attractions: UNESCO World Heritage site named Pendjari National Park
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 38 minutes  (3 hours, 21 minutes by Road)

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3. Chad

chad
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 3 months for Nigerians
  • Location: Central Africa
  • Requirements: Provide a return ticket 
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Attractions: Chad National Museum, Chad Cultural Centre
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 2 hours, 55 minutes

4. Cameroon

cameroon
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 90 days for Nigerians
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements
  • Currency: CFA Franc
  • Attractions: National Museum & Mvog-Betsi Zoo in Yaounde or the La Pagode Maritime Museum in Douala
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 1 hour, 41 minutes

5. Cote D’Ivoire

Cote D’Ivoire
  • Visa Duration: Visa-free for Nigerians
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements
  • Currency: CFA Franc
  • Attractions: beach resorts of Assinie, the Parc National de Tai, valleys of Man and the artsy Grand Bassam. open markets in Treichville and Cocody
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 1 hour and 40 minutes

6. Cape Verde

cape verde
  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival for Nigerians
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  Provide a return ticket, as well as proof of funds
  • Currency: Escudo (CVE)
  • Attractions: white sandy beaches, giant fruit bats, volcanoes, and rainforest
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 4 hours and 26 minutes

7. Ghana

ghana
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for Nigerians
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  
  • Currency: Cedi (GHS)
  • Attractions: Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park, Mole National Park
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 1 hour and 16 minutes

8. Guinea

guinea
  • Visa Duration: Visa-free  for Nigerians
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  
  • Currency: Guinean Franc (GNF)
  • Attractions: Fouta Djallon, Mount Loura, Grand Mosque of Conakry
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 2 hours, 37 minutes

9. Guinea Bissau

guinea bissau
  • Visa Duration: Visa-free 
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Attractions: Bubaque, Poilão, Rubane
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 3 hours, 7 minutes

10. The Gambia

the gambia
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 90 days
  • Location:  West Africa
  • Requirements:  
  • Currency: Gambian Dalasi (GMD)
  • Attractions:  Kunta Kinteh Island, Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool, Abuko Nature Reserve
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 3 hours, 23 minutes

11. Liberia

liberia
  • Visa Duration: Visa free
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Liberia. Also, you need to get vaccinated against Yellow Fever
  • Currency: Liberian Dollar (LRD)
  • Attractions: Sapo National Park, Cape Palmas, Liberian National Museum
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 2 hours, 16 minutes

12. Mali

mali
  • Visa Duration: Visa free
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for another 6 months from the date of arrival in Mali
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Attractions: Bandiagara Escarpment, Tomb of Askia, Djinguereber Mosque
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 2 hours and 16 minutes

13. Niger Republic

niger republic
  • Visa Duration: Visa free
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for another 6 months from the date of arrival in Niger 
  • Currency: CFA franc 
  • Attractions: Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve, Musée National Boubou Hama, Lété Island.
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 1 hour, 57 minutes

14. Senegal

senegal
  • Visa Duration: Visa free 
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that remains as such for at least another 3 months from the date of arrival. A return/onward flight ticket, and proof of accommodation. All travellers should be vaccinated against the Yellow Fever. 
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Attractions: Lake Retba. Djoudj National Bird, Fathala Reserve
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 3 hours, 5 minutes

15. Sierra Leone

Sierra leone
  • Visa Duration: Visa free
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements: A valid passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival.
  • Currency: Sierra Leonean leone (SLL)
  • Attractions: Bunce Island, Banana Islands, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 2 hours, 34 minutes

16. Togo

Togo
  • Visa Duration: Visa free
  • Location:  West Africa
  • Requirements: A valid passport that does not expire for at least another year from the date of arrival and has at least two blank pages.
  • Currency: CFA franc
  • Attractions: Koutammakou, Lake Togo, Mount Agou
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 52 minutes

17. FIJI

Fiji
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 4 months
  • Location: Oceania 
  • Requirements:  Standard travel documents like passport / national ID card will generally be sufficient
  • Currency: Fijian Dollars (FJD)
  • Attractions: Mamanuca Islands, Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Yasawa, Castaway Islands
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 23 hours, 37 minutes

18. Micronesia

Micronesia
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 30 days (can extend stay up to 60 days)
  • Location:  Oceania
  • Requirements: A valid passport that does not expire for another 120 days from the date of your arrival.
  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
  • Attractions: Bikini, Mahlac Pictograph Cave, Enyu
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 21 hours, 28 minutes

19. Vanuatu

Vanuatu
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 30 days
  • Location: Oceania
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Vanuatu.
  • Currency:
  • Attractions: Yasur Volcano on Tana, the Coolidge dive in Santo, and land diving in Pentecost
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 22 hours, 49 minutes

20. Barbados

barbados
  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 6 months
  • Location: Caribbean Region
  • Requirements: Provide an E-passport, return ticket and proof of sufficient funds to gain entry into the country.
  • Currency: Barbadian or Bajan Dollar (BBD )
  • Attractions: Beaches, seafoods
  • Flight time from Nigeria:  9 hours, 38 minutes

21. Dominica

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 6 months
  • Location: Caribbean Region
  • Requirements:  Holders of written e-visa approval issued by Immigration Authority Headquarters in Abuja, can obtain a visa on arrival.
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (ECD).
  • Attractions: Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Cabrits National Park, Champagne Reef
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 9 hours and 21 minutes

P.S: Dominica and the Dominican Republic are two completely different countries that are not related to each other in any way, other than being in the same region (the West Indies).

22. Montserrat

montserrat

23. Cook islands

cook islands

24 Niue

niue

25. Haiti

haiti

26. Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

27. Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

Visa Free Vs. Visa on Arrival Vs E-Visa

Visa Free (VF) means you can enter a foreign country without a visa, from any legal border crossing and by any means. But usually for a particular amount of time. Fortunately, some countries may not require a visa regardless of how long you stay. When going to a visa-free country, there’s no need to pay for a visa. You also don’t have to fill out lengthy application forms or provide additional documentation. You can decide on travelling to a visa-free country at any time, without needing to plan days or weeks in advance.

Visa on arrival (VOA) means you can travel to a destination country, and on arrival, apply and pay for a visa at a visa counter. The visa is then pasted into your passport before you go to immigration. However, Visa on arrival is often limited to certain entry points (eg. international airports, major land borders).

E-visa (EV) or electronic visa, is a visa that is stored in a computer database. There’s no stamp or label placed on your passport. The eVisa is linked to the individual’s passport number and shows up on the immigration’s computer. Applications for E-Visas are done over the Internet. The applicant also receives a paper document to present while travelling.

It is important to remember that These visas (VF, VOA, EV) do not entitle the holder to work or engage in any business activities in the host country.

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Visa free countries are usually great options for people seeking to travel to different countries. Especially if you don’t want to go through the trouble of a visa application process. 

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Note: You should use the requirements stated here for each country as a reference only. Each country has its specific visa application requirements. Make sure to check with your destination country’s appropriate government/embassy website to find out the relevant details.

How many countries can Nigeria Passport go without Visa?

As of now, there are 27 countries that Nigerian passports can travel to without a visa.

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