Nobody enjoys the hassle and stress that’s especially common in Nigeria over the obtainment of visas. So we have compiled a list of countries that Nigerians can travel to without a visa. Note that most of these countries will require a work permit/visa if that is your intention. Also, visa guidelines are liable to change and it is imperative to stay updated with your consulate.
Here are some Countries Nigerians Can Travel To Without A Visa
Benin republic (visa free)
Sharing a border with Nigeria, Benin Republic is a country you do not need a visa to visit because it is part of the Economic Community of West African States. Inasmuch as many Nigerians travel there for business, there are many good tourist sites including Pendjari National Park which is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Burkina Faso (visa free)
Referred to as the land of honest men, as it is translated, Burkina Faso is located in the West African sub-region. It is very popular for its very dominating culture and great musical performances as well as arts and cultural performances. This country lets you in freely from Nigeria once you have a return ticket.
Burundi (visa on arrival for 30 days)
At the African Great Lakes region of East Africa is this country. Although it is among the poorest on the continent, it is not without its beauty and great places including the Lake Tanganyika in Bujumbura and Rusizi National Park.On arrival, you will need to secure a visa, but you can still get to stay for 30 days without one.
Cape Verde (visa on arrival)
This is an island country that is found on the West African coast. It is one of the most welcoming tourist destinations on the continent as it has both great weather and beautiful spots.
What makes Cameroon different from most other countries in Africa is that it blends together almost every part of Africa in one. The languages spoken here are English and French, and it has both Christians and Muslims. Interestingly enough, Nigerians do not need to have visas to visit.
Chad (visa free)
If Central Africa is where you plan to visit, Chad may as well be on your list. Not only is it Visa free, the country is very popular for its wide array of wildlife. You get to stay in this country for up to 3 months.
Comoros Island (visa on arrival)
Another Island country, this also has great weather and interesting beaches for a nice vacation or even honeymoon.
Cote d’Ivoire (visa free)
Among the countries Nigerians can travel to without a visa is this country that is also located in West Africa. With many lakes and lagoons, this country has many beautiful places including hills and mountains.
Djibouti (visa on arrival)
In East Africa, one of the best places to visit from Nigeria is Djibouti. You may require a visa on arrival, but the country still has very interesting places to visit such as the Lake Assal which is the lowest point on land in Africa. In the world, it is only the third after the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.
Other African countries you can visit from Nigeria without needing to have a visa are:
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)
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)
This is an island country that is found in the Caribbean region of North America. With its doors open for you for as much as half a year even without a visa, Barbados is among the most foremost tourist destinations in the world as it has all the waters you want, as well as many vacation destinations.
Dominica (visa free for 21 days)
Dominica is a very popular mountainous Caribbean island that welcomes those seeking great adventure no matter the time of the year for 21 days. One of the things that work for the country is that it has a lot of beautiful places you can visit.
Haiti (visa free for 3 months)
This is another island in the Caribbean that may be more popular than many others. It has friendly people and everything one will need for a great vacation. What the Island gives is 3 months even when you don’t have a visa.
While all these are among the countries Nigerians can travel to without a visa, they all require that you get a visa on arrival. That said, you still get up to 30 days to be able to have the Visa. For countries that do not state the number of days afforded, confirming with their embassies before embarking on the journey is important.
Bangladesh (visa on arrival)
Iran (visa on arrival)
Maldives (visa on arrival for 30 days)
Timor-Leste (visa on arrival for 30 days)
Most of the countries in this region are islands and they are extremely beautiful with high tourist activities. Another important thing here is that most of these places do not have a very high population and they are in fact, not as large in size as you would find in many other parts of the world.
Fiji (visafree for 4 months)
Micronesia (visa free for 30 days)
Nauru (visa on arrival)
Vanuatu (visa free for 30 days)
Palau (visa on arrival for 90 days)
Samoa (entry permit on arrival for 60 days)
Tuvalu (visa on arrival for 30 days)
It is important to understand that before embarking on any journey outside the country, one needs to still confirm with the respective embassy. This is because while it may be among the countries Nigerians can travel to without a visa, countries still reserve the rights to change the laws of entering into their territories at any time.
More so, the purpose of going to any country may affect whether you can come in without a visa or not. For example, if you are going for tourism purpose, it may be different from if you are going on a business trip or something else.