47 List of Visa Free Countries For Nigerians, Passport Holders

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List of Visa Free Countries For Nigerians

There are 23 visa free countries for nigerians as of January 2021. Apart from these countries, several other countries provide Nigerian passport holders with a visa on arrival or an e-visa program.

This brings up the total number of visa-free, visa-on-arrival, and eVisa destinations of Nigerian Passport holders to forty-seven (47) countries.

What does visa-free mean?

The phrase “visa-free” means “without the requirement for a visa.” This indicates that you do not require a visa to enter the nation. What documents are required to visit a visa-free country? All else being equal, you need;

  • A valid international passport
  • Flight ticket and hotel reservations
  • Proof of funds
  • Yellow Fever card

What is a Visa?

A visa is a document issued by a foreign government that permits the holder to travel to and enter their territory. A visa may be issued as either a single or multiple entry document and for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Transit
  • Employment
  • Study
  • Residency

What Is a Passport?

A passport is an official ID document issued by your country of citizenship which is generally required to travel to an international destination. It is also usually necessary to use a valid passport to regain entry to your country of residence.

In this article, My Study Extra will be sharing visa free countries for Nigerians, including their respective consulate or embassy details and also How Powerful is Nigeria Passport for visa free countries

Below is the list of eVisa, Visa on Arrival, and Visa Free Countries for Nigerian Citizens:

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List of Visa Free Countries For Nigerians

  1. Morocco.
  2. Kenya.
  3. Cape Verde.
  4. Uganda.
  5. Sudan.
  6. Rwanda.
  7. Djibouti.
  8. Cambodia.
  9. Comoros. (A 30-day visa is available upon arrival).
  10. Côte d’Ivoire. Côte d’Ivoire is located in West Africa (Visa free).
  11. Cameroon. (Cameroon is located in West Africa and offers Nigerians, Visa free for 90 days)
  12. Chad. (Visa free for 90 days)
  13. Burundi. (Visa free for 30 days)
  14. The Benin Republic. (Visa free for 3 months)
  15. Burkina Faso. (Free Visa for Nigerians to stay as much as they want).

eVisa, Visa on Arrival and Visa Free Countries for Nigerians in Africa

  1. Benin
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Cameroon
  4. Cabo Verde
  5. Chad
  6. Comoros
  7. Côte d’Ivoire
  8. Djibouti
  9. Ethiopia
  10. The Gambia
  11. Ghana
  12. Guinea
  13. Guinea-Bissau
  14. Kenya
  15. Lesotho
  16. Liberia
  17. Madagascar
  18. Mali
  19. Mauritania
  20. Mauritius
  21. Mozambique *
  22. Niger
  23. Rwanda
  24. São Tomé and Príncipe
  25. Senegal
  26. Seychelles
  27. Sierra Leone
  28. Somalia
  29. Togo
  30. Uganda
  31. Zambia
  32. Zimbabwe

eVisa, Visa on Arrival and Nigerian Visa Free Countries in Asia

  1. Iran
  2. Kyrgyzstan
  3. Maldives
  4. Timor-Leste

eVisa, Visa on Arrival and Visa Free Countries for Nigerian Citizens in North and South America

  1.  Antigua and Barbuda
  2.  Barbados
  3.  Dominica
  4.  Fiji
  5.  Haiti
  6.  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  7.  Suriname

eVisa and Visa Free Countries for Nigerian Citizens in Oceania

  1. Fiji
  2. Micronesia
  3. Tuvalu
  4. Vanuatu

How Powerful is Nigeria Passport?

Every Nigerian citizen with a Nigerian passport is permitted to visit a total of 23 countries without the need to obtain or pay for a visa prior to travel.

In Europe, the same thing was done; all fourteen (14) ECOWAS countries (excluding Nigeria) are Nigerian Visa Free countries and holders of Nigerian passports.

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Although no visas are required to visit these countries, my advice to Nigerians traveling with a Nigerian passport.

  • Make sure that you always travel with your return flight tickets (if you are traveling by air),
  • Ensure that you have a valid passport with 6 months validity and 2 free pages free/available for stamps,
  • Always go with printed proof of funds and accommodation.

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More on Visa-Free Countries for Nigerian Passport Holders.

Visa on Arrival Countries for Nigerian Passport Holders

Here is a complete list of countries that grant visas on arrival to Nigerian passport holders, as well as the visa fees.

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Countries Continent Duration of Stay (Up to) More Information Notes
Comoros Africa 45 Days N/A The visa on arrival costs about $33
Ethiopia Africa 90 Days Ethiopian Online Visa Website You may also apply for an eVisa.
Edit from Emmanuel E June 2022: the 30-day visa costs $50 and the 90-day visa, costs more – All single entry at Bole Int’l Airport.
Iran Asia 30 Days Iran Visa Application Website You may also apply for an eVisa. The visa on arrival and eVisa cost €55
Lebanon Asia 30 Days Beirut International Airport Website Nigerian Citizens must have a non-refundable return ticket, a copy of a reservation in a 3 to a 5-star hotel or private residential address with a telephone number in the Republic of Lebanon, and at least $2,000 in cash
Madagascar Africa 90 Days Madagascar Visa Application Website  The visa on arrival and eVisa fees start from €29.90
Maldives Asia 30 Days Maldives Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website The visa on arrival is free. However, you must have sufficient funds for the duration of your stay. See the Foreign Affairs Website for more information
Mauritania Africa 30 Days Mauritania Nouakchott Airport Information on Visas on arrival The visa on arrival costs €55
Mauritius Africa 14 Days Mauritius Immigration Website Visa on arrival is Free
Mozambique Africa 30 Days N/A The visa on arrival costs $50
*edit: June 2021 – I’ve read that this country no longer offers a visa on arrival to Nigerians. I can’t find any official confirmation of this but it is something to be aware of.
Somalia Africa 90 Days Somalia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website The visa on arrival costs $50.
Timor-Leste Asia 90 Days Timor-Leste Immigration Website Visitors must apply for a Visa Authorization Application at a Timor-Leste Embassy or Consulate.
The visa on arrival costs $30.
Tuvalu Oceania 30 Days Tuvalu Immigration Regulations The visa on arrival costs $100 (AUS)
Uganda Africa 30 Days Uganda Immigration Website The visa on arrival starts from $50. You may also apply for an eVisa.

eVisa Countries for Nigerian Passport Holders

Countries Continent Duration of Stay (Up To…) More Information Notes
Antigua and Barbuda North America 30 Days Antigua and Barbuda eVisa Application Website The eVisa costs $100
Cambodia Asia 30 Days Cambodia eVisa Application Website The eVisa fees start from $69
Djibouti Africa 60 Days Djibouti eVisa Website The eVisa fees start from $90
Ethiopia Africa 90 Days Ethiopian Online Visa Website The eVisa fees start from $99
Gabon Africa 90 Days Gabon Immigration Website The eVisa fees start from €70
Kenya Africa 90 Days Kenyan eVisa Website The eVisa costs $50.
Kyrgyzstan Asia 60 Days Kyrgyzstan eVisa Website The eVisa fees start from $41
Lesotho Africa 90 Days Lesotho eVisa Website The eVisa fees start from $150
Madagascar Africa 90 Days Madagascar eVisa Website The eVisa fees start from €29.90
São Tomé and Príncipe Africa 30 Days N/A The eVisa fees start from $47. (If you have a US or Schengen visa, it is free for stays up to 15 days)
Suriname South America 60 Days Suriname eVisa Application Website The eVisa fees start from $45
Uganda Africa 30 Days Uganda Immigration Website The eVisa costs $50.
Zambia Africa N/A Zambia Immigration Website The eVisa fees start from $50
Zimbabwe Africa N/A Zimbabwe Immigration Website The eVisa fees start from $30

Note: Some of these countries have visa processing fees and visa fees may change as exchange rates do. This is something you should bear in mind while you create your preparations.

The Easiest and Hardest Countries to Get a Visa To

Some of the easiest countries to get a visa include the following: 

  • Lithuania- with a rejection rate of 1.3%
  • Estonia- with a rejection rate of 1.6%
  • Finland- with a rejection rate of 1.7%
  • Iceland- with a rejection rate of 1.7%
  • Latvia- with a rejection rate of 2.1%

The hardest countries to get a visa for are: 

  • North Korea
  • Somalia
  • Afghanistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Bhutan

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