Travel freedom when it comes to the Nigerian passport can be limiting.
The visa application process can be tedious and stressful. The unsettling feeling that comes along with waiting for information on your visa status and that gut wrenching feeling of getting denied.
It can take the fun out of trip planning so, I have put a list of 45 countries that you can travel to without a visa or get a visa on arrival with your Nigerian passport.
Having a travel history can make the visa application process smoother and less stressful. This can be made easier by travelling to the countries that are more accessible to Nigerian Citizens.
Visa Free Countries to Travel to:
- Barbados: This Caribbean country is visa free for Nigerians for up to 6 months. Beach trip anyone?
- Benin Republic: This West African country is visa free for 90 days.
- Burkina Faso: In West Africa and it is completely visa free.
- Cameroon: Close to the Nigerian border, this West African country is visa free for 90 days.
- Cape Verde
- Chad: In Central Africa and visa free for 3 months.
- Cote d’Ivoire: West Africa and completely visa free.
- Dominican Republic: Another Caribbean country and you can stay for 21 days, completely visa free.
- Fiji: A South Pacific Ocean trip for 4 months, completely visa free anyone?
- The Gambia: A West African Neighbour, Visa free for 90 days.
- Ghana: West Africa, weekend trip to Ghana?
- Guinea Bissau: Visa free for 90 days, West Africa.
- Haiti: North America, Visa free for 90 days.
- Maldives: How about you plan a luxury vacation to the Maldives in South Asia completely visa free for 30 days?
- Mauritius: Visa free for 90 days, East Africa
- Micronesia: How does island hopping in the Western Pacific Ocean sound? And visa free for 30 days too.
- Niger Republic: West Africa
- Senegal: Visa free for 90 days and in West Africa too.
- Sierra Leone: West Africa
- Togo: West Africa
- Saint Kitts and Nevis: Island in the West Indies and is visa free for 3 months.
Visa on Arrival Countries:
- Burundi: Nigerian Citizens can receive a visa on Arrival for 30 days, to the East African country of Burundi for a standard fee of about $250 and a rush fee for about $280.
- Bangladesh: With standard fee of about $25 and a rush fee of about $45 you can get a visa on arrival for 30 days to Bangladesh in Asia.
- Cambodia: With about $68 you can get a visa on arrival for 30 days, in the region of Southeast Asia.
- Comoros Islands: East Africa – a visa on arrival can be gotten for a fee of about $30 – $50 on arrival.
- Djibouti: The East African country has the option of the 14-day and 90-day visa on arrival. The standard fee for the 14-day visa is about $32 and the 90-day is about $43.
- Ethiopia: Visa on arrival is only obtainable at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. For a standard processing fee, you can get it for about $87 and for about $117 for a rush processing fee.
- Kenya: $51 can get you a visa on Arrival for 90 days in this East African country.
- Madagascar: Visa on arrival for 90 days costs about $80.
- Mozambique: Visa on arrival for 30 days goes for about $254.
- Palau: Visa on arrival for 30 days, Western Pacific Ocean
- Samoa: Visa on arrival for 60 days, Central South Pacific
- Seychelles: Visa on arrival for 30 days, East Africa
- Tanzania: East Africa
- Timor-Leste: Visa on arrival for 30 days, Southeast Asia
- Tuvalu: Visa on arrival for 30 days, South Pacific Ocean
- Vanuatu : Visa on arrival for 30 days
There are some incredible countries on this list that I have on my bucket list.
The fact that Nigerians have these countries as options to travel to without having to jump through the many hoops that come with the process of applying for a visa just goes to show that the passport is useful.
The visa application process can take the fun out of planning a trip. With these options the cost of travel is reduced as one can avoid the steep visa fees added on by embassies.
I hope this gives you the push you need to start planning your trips and become the traveller that you’ve always wanted to be.
P.S: you can find out the mobility score of your passport (how many countries you can travel to visa free/ get a visa on arrival) on this site. You can also compare the mobility scores of different passports if you have more than 1.