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Visa free countries for Nigerians

Do you want to travel abroad? Although most countries globally required Nigerians to get a
visa before they could be allowed to step foot in the country.
Numerous countries offers or gives an opportunity of getting visa on Arrival some of the
countries, includes Madagascar, Namibia, and Ethiopia with a simple visa on arrival.
However, if you are keen to explore a different continent, there are a few options available
such as Bolivia in South America or Iran in the Middle East. What’s more, there are several
islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific offering easy access to Nigerians.


In this article, we will give you an overview of which destinations you can travel to more freely, without needing to go through the process of getting an embassy visa before you take off. We have also included a few destination ideas to help you choose the best holiday for you!
Which Countries Can Nigerians Visit Visa-Free? Nigerians can visit about 20 countries without needing any sort of visa. Travellers are generally granted 30 days’ entry, but in some countries, it can be more. For instance, if you travel to Benin, Chad, Gambia, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, or Senegal, you can stay for 90 days. Meanwhile, if you are travelling to Barbados or Dominica, you can stay for a massive 180 days.
Here is the list of visa-free destinations for Nigerian passport-holders:

Inhabited by Kalinago people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Spanish navigators took possession of Barbados in the late 15th century, claiming it for the Crown of Castile. 

Benin republic.

Benin, officially Republic of Benin, French République du Bénin, formerly (until 1975) Dahomey or (1975–90) People’s Republic of Benin, country of western Africa. It consists of a narrow wedge of territory extending northward for about 420 miles (675 kilometres) from the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, on which it has a 75-mile seacoast, to the Niger River, which forms part of Benin’s northern border with Niger.

Burkina Faso.

The largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso is the Mossi people, who settled the area in the 11th and 13th centuries. They established powerful kingdoms such as the Ouagadougou, Tenkodogo, and Yatenga. In 1896, it was colonized by the French as part of French West Africa; in 1958, Upper Volta became a self-governing colony within
the French Community of Cape Verde.


Chad (is a landlocked country at the crossroads of North and Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the southwest, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west. Chad has a population of 16 million, of which 1.6 million live in the capital and largest city of N’Djamena.

Cote d’Ivoire.

Ivory Coast also known as Côte d’Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a country on the southern coast of west africa . Its capital is yamoussoukro, in the centre of the country, while its largest city and economic centre is the port city of Abidjan. It borders Guinea the Northwest, Liberia to the west, Mali to the northwest, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south. Its official language is French, and indigenous languages are also widely used, including Bété, Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin, and Cebaara Senufo. In total, there are around 78 different languages spoken in Ivory Coast. The country has a religiously diverse population, including numerous followers of Christianity, Islam, and indigenous faith


Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical
rainforests. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is home to the volcanically heated, steam-covered Boiling
Lake. The park also encompasses sulphur vents, the 65m-tall Trafalgar Falls and narrow Titou Gorge. To
the west is Dominica’s capital, Roseau, with colorful timber houses and botanic.

The Gambia.

Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic
coastline. It’s known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River. Abundant wildlife in its
Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve includes monkeys, leopards, hippos, hyenas
and rare birds. The capital, Banjul, and nearby Serrekunda offer access to beaches.


Guinea is a country in West Africa, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for
the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, in the southeast. The reserve protects a forested mountain range
rich in native plants and animals, including chimpanzees and the viviparous toad. On the coast, the
capital city, Conakry, is home to the modern Grand Mosque and the National Museum, with its regional

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast that’s known for
national parks and wildlife. The forested, sparsely populated Bijagós archipelago is a protected biosphere
reserve. Its main island, Bubaque, forms part of the Orango Islands National Park, a habitat for saltwater
hippos. On the mainland, the capital, Bissau, is a port with Portuguese colonial buildings in its old city


Haiti is a carrebean country which share border with so and so.

Haiti is still a developing country, though it has developed alot for the years after recovering from it’s badly heated earthquakes. Haiti offered free visa entry to Nigeria


Liberia is a country in West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. On the
Atlantic coast, the capital city of Monrovia is home to the Liberia National Museum, with its exhibits on
national culture and history. Around Monrovia are palm-lined beaches like Silver and CeCe. Along
the coast, beach towns include the port of Buchanan, as well as laid-back Robertsport, known for its
strong surf.


Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-
largest country in Africa, with an area of over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 21.9million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017.


Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is
a unitary state bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and
Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Wikipedia
Saint Kitts and Nevis. Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic
Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It’s known for cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches. Many of its former
sugar plantations are now inns or atmospheric ruins. The larger of the 2 islands, Saint Kitts, is dominated
by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest
crisscrossed with hiking trails.


Senegal officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by
Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the

Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-
sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s

slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate. Both were known as places of
refuge for returned slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby Bunce Island was a key departure point
during the slave trade.


A West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop
villages. Koutammakou, inhabited by the Batammariba people, is a traditional settlement of fortresslike
clay huts dating to the 17th century. In the capital, Lomé, are the multistory Grand Marché bazaar and the
Fetish Market, offering traditional talismans and remedies relating to the vodun (voodoo)
religion. ―


Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300
kilometers. The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks such as the
WWII-era troopship SS President Coolidge. Harborside Port Vila, the nation’s capital and economic center,
is on the island of Efate. The city is home to the Vanuatu National Museum, which explores the nation’s
Melanesian culture.

This are some of the countries Nigerians can visit without a visa, most of this countries also offered free visa to some other countries without a visa. You can check on How to apply for U.S citizenship visa application if you had like to visit U.S.A.


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