10  visa free countries for Nigeria citizens

One of the things to look out for while choosing a destination to visit is how easy or difficult it is to obtain a visa. Check out 10 countries you can visit with your Nigerian passport without a visa.

Travelling out of the country requires a lot of processes and adequate planning. With the obtaining of a visa application with a Nigerian passport which is ranking at 83rd in freedom to travel across the world, it is always hectic, difficult and takes a long process, this is where visa free destinations comes in. It is relieving to know that with your Nigerian passport, there are some countries you can visit by creating opportunities to build travel history without the hassle of getting a visa.

With just a valid international passport, you can gain entry into some countries, some of which are Africans, Asians and Oceanian countries without having to stress yourself over getting a visa. Some may, however, be required to apply for a visa at their point of entry. Although the visa requirements for Nigerian citizens of these countries varies, some countries listed below would grant you visa upon arrival for a visa fee and some of them allow you to stay for a specific period before the requiring for a visa. In whichever way, it would be required that you possess a valid Nigerian international passport to have access into any of these countries.

10 visa free countries for Nigeria citizens

10 countries you can visit with your Nigerian passport without a visa

Cape Verde

This is an island country that is located on the West African coast. It is a good tourist destination and has great weather and beautiful spots. It is a visa-free country but the visa is issued at the point of entry to the country for Nigerian passport holders but you are to present a return ticket to prove you are not staying more than the allotted time given to you.

Benin Republic

Benin Republic is a country located in West Africa and it is a visa-free country for Nigerians as instituted by the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS) for a period of 3 months.

Cameroon

Cameroon is located in West Africa, the country is visa-free to Nigerians for a period of 90 days. Cameroon is also a member of the ECOWAS community which allows free movement among its member countries.

Barbados

An eastern Caribbean island and independent British Commonwealth nation which offers Nigerian Passport holders six months Visa free entry into the country. However, the visitors are required to have sufficient funds to cover their stay as well as a return ticket.

Dominica

Also, this is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical rainforests. The Commonwealth organization has united Nigeria and Dominica to a common ground. This country offers Nigerians Free Entry Visa for 21 days but you must show your return ticket.

Fiji Island

This is a country in the Oceania region which allows visa free entry for a period of 4 months for Nigerian passport holders, but there may be a need for a visitor’s permit return ticket.

Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau is a Portuguese colony and also a member of the ECOWAS community that gives Nigerians the right of free Visa entry for a period of 90 days.

Maldives

The Republic of Maldives, is a small archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. Nigeria and Maldives are both Commonwealth members and as such have a visa free entry advantage for a duration of 30 days.

Georgia

Georgia is a country located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is the only European country which offers Nigerians visa on arrival and it is also categorized as a visa free country because it is only issued on arrival into the country.

Haiti

The Caribbean country allows free visa entry to Nigerians for a duration of 3 months in the country. It means, you can stay up to 90 days in Haiti and as expected you should be able to prove that you will be returning at the end of your trip by providing a return ticket.

Travelling to a visa-free country takes out the extra travel cost attached to getting a visa while still enjoying the travel experience. Also, it is important your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your date of arrival.
You would need to put some things in order which may be required if you at the point of entry into the country you intend visiting. Before leaving the country, some of what you will need includes:

  • Your International Passport
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • Accommodation fee
  • Return ticket
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