Nigeria Passport Holders: 38 Visa Free Countries for Nigerians with Passport

visa free countries for nigerians

Last Updated on December 8, 2022

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. 

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. 

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

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

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List of Visa Free Countries for Nigerians in Europe

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

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians in Asia

1. BANGLADESH

  • Visa Duration: Visa-free for 30 days. Visa on arrival
  • Location: Asia
  • Requirements: provide $500 worth of proof of funds and return ticket.
  • Currency: Bangladesh Taka (BDT)
  • Attractions: Cuisine, visit the port city of Chittagong
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 11 hours, 23 minutes

2. IRAN

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Location: Asia
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for another 6 months from the date of your arrival in Iran. Also, women must have their head covered, scarves, long sleeves, and stockings
  • Currency: Iranian rial (IRR)
  • Attractions: Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Golestan Palace, Ālī Qāpū
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 7 hours, 47 minutes

3.  Kyrgyzstan

  • Visa Duration: Visa for 60 days 
  • Location: Asia
  • Requirements:  A current valid travel Document/Passport. A credit/debit card or a Paypal account. Scanned images of your Document/Passport. Digital photo to attach them to your electronic application according to the visa type.
  • Currency: Kyrgyzstan tourist visa (KGS)
  • Attractions: Issyk-Kul, Song Kol Lake, Ala Archa National Park
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 10 hours, 27 minutes

4. Laos

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 3 months (E-Visa)
  • Location: Asia
  • Requirements:  Travelers must have their passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival and have at least 1 page available for stamping. Printed E-visa. The Laos Tourist E-Visa is only available for travellers that plan to enter Laos through the Wattay International Airport or the Lao-Thai friendship bridge I.
  • Currency: Laotian kip (LAK)
  • Attractions: Kuang Si Falls, Mount Phousi, Pha That Luang
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 14 hours, 11 minutes

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5. MALDIVES

  • Visa Duration: 30 days visa free
  • Location: South Asia
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for another 6 months from the date of arrival in the Maldives. You need to pay the visa fee
  • Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
  • Attractions: Maafushi, Meeru Island, Malé Atoll
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 10 hours, 10 minutes

6. SRI LANKA

  • Visa Duration: Electronic travel authorization for 30 days 
  • Location: South Asia
  • Requirements:  Passport with at least 6-months validity, Credit/debit card or Paypal account for payment and digital passport photo.
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
  • Attractions: Sigiriya, Yala National Park, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 11 hours, 9 minutes

7. TIMOR LESTE

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Location: Southeast Asia
  • Requirements: A valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival, proof of subsistence, and a hotel booking confirmation.  
  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
  • Attractions: Atauro Island, Mount Ramelau, Cristo Rei of Dili
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 17 hours, 28 minutes

Also See: How to Apply for US Visa in Nigeria

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians in Africa

1. BURKINA FASO

  • Visa Duration: Visa-free 
  • 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

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 3 months
  • 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)

3. BURUNDI

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 30 days
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements: Fully Completed Visa application form, Passport Photographs, Proof of accommodation booking reservation, Copy of Latest bank statement.
  • Currency:
  • Attractions: Craftworks 
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 4 hours, 3 minutes

4. CHAD

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 3 months
  • 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

5. CAMEROON

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for  90 days)
  • 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

6. COTE D’IVOIRE

  • Visa Duration: Visa-free 
  • 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

7. COMOROS

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements: visa on arrival for $50
  • Currency: Comorian franc (KMF)
  • Attractions: white sandy beaches, giant fruit bats, volcanoes, and rainforest
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 6 hours, 40 minutes

8. CAPE VERDE

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival
  • 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

9. DJIBOUTI

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 30 days
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements:  Four (4) recent passport photographs, A Copy of your passport, a Letter of Introduction / Evidence of Ticket and Hotel reservation, an Employer written request, Completed Visa application form should be returned to the consulate in Lagos, Interview will be by appointment.
  • Currency: Djiboutian Franc (DJF)
  • Attractions: Lake Assal, Day Forest National Park, Maskali Islands
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 5 hours and 58 minutes

10. GHANA

  • Visa Duration: Visa-free 
  • 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

11. GUINEA

  • Visa Duration: Visa-free 
  • 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. KENYA

  • Visa Duration: e-Visa on arrival for 90 days. Apply Here
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements:  Passport with at least 6-months validity, A scanned copy of passport bio page, A recent passport size digital photo, A Return ticket, Travel itinerary, Hotel bookings/details (or invitation letter), Credit/Debit card or Paypal account for payment.
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
  • Attractions: Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 5 hours, 20 minutes

15. 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

16. 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

17. MADAGASCAR

  • Visa Duration: Tourist e-Visa on Arrival (Landing Authorization) for 30 or 60 days
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements:  Your passport should be valid for at least six months from your arrival date and should have at least two blank pages. This Landing Authorization is issued for tourism purposes only. Payment of these visa fees will be made upon arrival in Madagascar. Upon arrival in Madagascar, you need to present your passport along with the landing authorization, which can be printed or shown from a smartphone.  The online application entitles you to a Landing Authorization and does not exempt you from border control checking.
  • Currency: Malagasy ariary (MGA)
  • Attractions: Isalo National Park, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Avenue of the Baobabs
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 7 hours, 27 minutes

18. MAURITIUS

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 90 days
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements:  Provide a hotel booking confirmation, and proof that they can sustain themselves for the entire time they are in Mauritius ($100 per day,)
  • Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR)
  • Attractions: Île aux Cerfs, Black River Gorges National Park, Black River Gorges National Park.
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 8 hours and 44 minutes

19. MAURITANIA

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival ( available only at Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport)
  • Location: West Africa
  • Requirements:   A valid passport that does not expire for another 6 months from the date of arrival in Mauritania. 
  • Currency: Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO)
  • Attractions: Richat Structure, Banc d’Arguin National Park, Arguin
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 3 hours, 17 minutes

20. MOZAMBIQUE

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 30 days
  • Location:  Southern Africa
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Mozambique. You need to prove that you go to Mozambique for tourism purposes. A hotel booking confirmation and a return ticket should suffice. In some cases, an invitation letter from a host is enough.
  • Currency: Mozambican metical (MZN)
  • Attractions: Bazaruto Archipelago, Quirimbas Islands, Benguerra Island.
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 5 hours, 59 minutes

21. 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

22. 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

23. SOMALIA

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival
  • Currency: Somali shilling (SOS)
  • Attractions: Zeila Coast, Mogadishu beach
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 6 hours, 46 minutes

24. SEYCHELLES

  • Visa Duration: 1-month visitor’s permit on arrival
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements:  A valid passport. The passport must be valid not only when you enter the country, but when you intend to leave as well. Provide proof of sufficient funds while in Seychelles. $150 per day is enough. Funds should be in cash. If you have credit cards, you may have to show the officer a balance. Proof of accommodation is also required, and a hotel booking confirmation should suffice. Lastly, you need to have a return flight ticket.
  • Currency: Seychellois rupee (SCR)
  • Attractions: Aldabra Atoll, La Digue, Anse Source d’Argent
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 7 hours, 53 minutes

25. 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

26. 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

27. TANZANIA

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements:  A passport quality photo. A copy of your personal passport details. Be aware that your passport must have at least 6-months validity after the estimated arrival date.
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
  • Attractions: Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 5 hours, 11 minutes

28. UGANDA

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival
  • Location: East Africa
  • Requirements: Passport copy (bio page), Recent passport-size digital photograph. Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever). A contact in Uganda (person, organization, hotel, travel agency). Credit/debit card or Paypal account.
  • Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)
  • Attractions: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 4 hours, 31 minutes

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians in Oceania

29. 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

30. 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

31. NAURU

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival
  • Location: Oceania
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for another 3 months from the date of arrival in Nauru.
  • Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Attractions: Buada Lagoon, Anibare Bay, Command Ridge
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 22 hours, 59 minutes

32. PALAU

  • Visa Duration: Visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Location: Oceania
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Palau. A return or onward flight ticket. Proof of sufficient funds for their entire trip, which is $220 per week per person.
  • Currency: US dollar (USD)
  • Attractions: Jellyfish Lake, Rock Islands, Koror Island, 
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 18 hours, 23 minutes

33. SAMOA

  • Visa Duration: 60 days entry permit on arrival
  • Location: Oceania
  • Requirements:  A valid passport that remains as such for at least another 3 months from the date of arrival. All travellers must have enough money to cover their maintenance in Samoa, all necessary documents for their next trip and return or onward tickets.
  • Currency: Samoan tālā (WST)
  • Attractions: Upolu,  Alofaaga Blowholes, Manono Island
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 24 hours, 14 minutes

34. TUVALU

  • Visa Duration: 30 days visa on arrival
  • Location: Oceania
  • Requirements:  A valid passport for another 6 months from the date of arrival.
  • Currency: Tuvaluan Dollar (TVD) & Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Attractions: Fongafale, Nanumea, Niulakita
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 24 hours, 45 minutes

35. 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

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians in the Caribbean

36. 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

37. 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).

38. HAITI

  • Visa Duration: Visa free for 3 months
  • Location: Caribbean
  • Requirements:  
  • Currency: Haitian gourde (HTG)
  • Attractions: Labadie, Citadelle Laferrière, Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien
  • Flight time from Nigeria: 10 hours, 49 minutes

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