Visa Free Countries for Nigerians to Tour

Nigerian? Pick your Bag and Travel the World Without Visa

Vacation at one of the visa free countries for Nigerians, what about that?

If you really want to explore the world at a budget, save some money and jump on one of these countries you do not need a visa before visiting as a Nigerian.

 

You own a Nigerian International Passport, saved up some money and needs to explore shores outside Nigeria.

It can be so daunting if you have visited embassies like that of the United States, United Kingdom and alike in a bid to get a visa.

For such big countries, your faith could be decided in just five minutes.

But what happened when the interviewer says “Hey, you need to retry as you do not meet requirements to be granted a visa”?

Pick your documents, fake smiles to the interviewer, gulp some painful saliva then heads home with your happiness of travelling out for a vacation dashed.

It’s even going to be more shit if you have bragged about your dream vacation to a couple of friends.

You might be lucky not to have a Jenifa’s kind of friend else, “That’s sontin sorringly” would be the slang at home.

But you do not have to worry much, thanks to opportunities giving you access to some visa free countries for Nigerians you can opt for without hassling through any crazy interview schedules.

In as much as it is amazing to visit some countries, one shouldn’t be limited because of visa especially if you need for a vacation.

You should know it involves money getting your visa, and that is not in addition to the stress you undergo on long queues in your quest to get one only to be denied.

But what if you just want to travel for a short stay?

That is why we’re unravelling the countries you can travel to with freedom according to Henley Passport Index.

We have conveniently categorized them according to minimum requirements or terms covering how long you can stay in such countries.

 

All Visa Free Countries for Nigerians

If you just need one for vacation, getaway, honeymoon or want to study without the stress of visa application, here is the list of 46 visa free countries for Nigerians you can check-in without wahala:

 

It is an amazing list and you should go through to determine which is worth visiting soon.

Well, there is TL;DR that summarised everything by region if you want to see which meets your choice of the part of the world to tour next.

In all, bon voyage.

 

Not Required Visa Free Countries for Nigerians


A visit to any of the countries listed here does not require you to obtain any visa.

Some are limited to days and fine if you plan to have a getaway at a location that will not take much from your pocket.

You can stay for as long as you want without facing a visa headache in some of the countries and good choices for long vacations or relocation on a budget.

The visa free countries for Nigerians where you can stay with freedom are listed below with the applicable limits.

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Barbados – 6 Months

If you haven’t visited any of the countries in the Caribbean region of North America, Barbados is an ideal one.

Boasting of amazing beaches like the Bathsheba and Crane, it is one you ought to plan a visit to.


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Gaining independence from Britain in 1966, the country remains one of the best in terms of development within the Caribbean.

The capital, Bridgetown is a beautiful city with historic attractions including the George Washington House, Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Parliament Building and more that will wow your imaginations.

Mind you, do not be surprised when you hear terms like ‘wetin’, ‘e kaa ro’, ‘saano’, ‘o gi ni’ and others common to Nigerian languages.

This country’s ethnicity is dominated by Africans accommodating over 90% of the population. Your brother could be in there.

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians Hunte's Gardens
Hunte’s Gardens

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  • Visa Validity: 6 Months
  • Capital: Bridgetown
  • Language: English (official), Bajan Creole (regional)
  • Population: 277, 831 (according to 2010 census)
  • Currency: Barbadian Dollar ($) or BBD
  • Major Religion: Christianity (74%)

 

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Benin Republic – 90 Days

Apparently, one we shouldn’t need a visa to visit.

The Benin Republic is a West African country bordered to the East by Nigeria.


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The country gained independence from France same year as Nigeria (1960) but two months earlier (August) on the 1st.

Some of the famous places to visits include the Palais Royal in Porto Novo, Alexandre Sènou Adandé Ethnographic Museum also in Porto Novo, Ancien Pont bridge in Cotonou built in 1928 amongst others.

The country is one Nigerians fancies a lot especially those living within Lagos.

With just a few hours from Badagry, this arguably is the country most Nigerian traders go to import cheap items.

If you really want to get a clue on the cost to tour this country, Amarachi of Travel With A Pen visited three countries on a ₦15,000 budget including The Benin Republic.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Porto Novo
  • Language: French (official), Fon and Yoruba (indigenous)
  • Population: 10, 008, 749 (according to 2013 census)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Roman Catholicism

 

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Burkina Faso – No Limit

One of the francophone visa free countries for Nigerians on this list.

It is a landlocked country with its economy said to be one of the top performers in West Africa according to a World Bank Open Knowledge publication.

 


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Amazingly, your visit here has no limit. Meaning you can spend as much as a century if you want.

The country boasts of beautiful attractions including a series of waterfalls along the Komoe River in its South-western region.

Other well-known tourist attractions include the hippopotamuses-housing Lake Tengrela near Banfora, National Museum of Music in its capital, Ouagadougou and lots more.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: no limit
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Language: French (official), Moore, Fula, and Dioula (national)
  • Population: 20,107,509 (2017 estimate)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Islam (over 60% of the population)

 

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Cameroon – 90 Days

If you love football, then this country will be conversant for being a troublesome opponent to the Nigerian Super Eagles team.

Famous for stars like Samuel Eto’o Fils, Alexander Song and others in football and Paul Biya, one of the longest-serving presidents worldwide.

 


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It is one of the free visa countries for Nigerians sharing a border with Africa’s most populous nation and one you can travel to on a budget.

While preparing your places to visit in this country, you cannot list out Mount Cameroon, the fourth peak in Africa and the 31st worldwide.

Other cool sites to visits include the Korup National Park in Southwest Province, the rich National Museum in Yaoundé amongst others.

One thing amazing about this country is its language diversity with over 20 million of the population speaking up to 250 languages.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Yaoundé
  • Language: French (80%), English (official)
  • Population: 23,439,189 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (over 70% of the population)

 

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Cape Verde – No Limit

Another member of the full-freedom stay visa free countries for Nigerians.

If you really need a country in Africa for a honeymoon, make this part of your choices.

 


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Cape Verde or officially The Republic of Cabo Verde features numerous islands and beaches fit for leisure tour.

The country left the least developed countries list for its political growth, social and economic performance in 2007 and became the second after Botswana (1994) to have done so since the LDCs was established in 1974.

The ‘Unity, Work, Progress’ motto-country gained independence from Portugal on July 5th, 1975 hence, the official Portuguese language.

Some of the attractive places in this West African country include the Fogo Volcano, Pedra de Lume Salt Pans and Santa Maria Beach in Sal and more you will not forget after visiting.

 

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Boa Vista by Holiday Extras

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  • Visa Validity: No limit
  • Capital: Praia
  • Language: Portuguese (official), Cape Verdean Creole (national)
  • Population: 539,560 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (over 95% of the population)

 

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Chad – 90 Days

If you live in places like some towns in Borno State, your legs are in between Nigeria and Chad.

The nation is one of the visa free countries for Nigerians that is landlocked in addition to Burkina Faso seen earlier.

 


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If you love the wildlife programmes on Nat Geo Wild, the real experience is in this country with thousands of animals residing in the Zakouma National Park including lions, elephants, rhinoceros, buffalos and more.

With a land area of 1,284,000 km2, the country is the fifth largest in Africa.

It shares the same motto as Cape Verde (in English) and one of the countries covered by the Sahara Desert.

Do taste the Aiyash dish and gift your throat bolus of millets and delicious sauces if you visit soon.

In addition to the Zakouma National Park mentioned above, other cool tourism attractions include the Lake Chad, Guelta d’Archei in Ennedi Plateau, Chad National Museum in N’Djamena and more.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: N’Djamena
  • Language: Arabic, French (official)
  • Population: 13,670,084 (2015 estimate)
  • Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF)
  • Major Religion: Islam (over 55% of the population), Christianity (about 40%)

 

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Cook Islands – 31 Days

A South Pacific country famous for its huge tourist attraction, and one that makes up about 68% of its gross domestic product (GDP).

The self-governing island nation is an amazing country to visit with about 15 lovely islands.

There is no direct flight from Nigeria to this lovely country.

But then, you might have to take a flight from Lagos to New Zealand and another to the Cook Islands from Auckland.

Flight from Lagos to New Zealand is about 1 day and 3 hours (with a possible stop). While from Auckland to Rarotonga Airport is about 3hrs, 45mins.

 


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The most populated island, Rarotonga has no traffic light, making it a real tourist place for great fun without stops.

With a lovely and safe environment, you will fancy joining other visitors to tour the city on foot.

One thing about locals is that they own dual citizenships as Cook Islanders and also citizens of New Zealand, the country in charge of its defence and foreign affairs.

Do not expect a Chicken Republic kind of outlet as the country has no fast food chains but you will surely be able to enjoy delicious meals at local restaurants.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 31 Days
  • Capital: Avarua
  • Languages: English, Maori (official)
  • Population: 17, 459 (2016 census)
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Cook Islands Dollar (CID)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Cote d’Ivoire – No Limit

One of the West African visa free countries for Nigerians.

The country also called Ivory Coast gained independence from France on 7th August 1960.

 


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It is famous for being rich in football especially the era that paraded the likes of Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers.

Abidjan is the most popular city in the country and its economic capital, while Yamoussoukro is its political capital.

Travelling to Ivory Coast is about 1 hour and 35 minutes through a direct flight to Abidjan.

But then, you can go by road from Nigeria to this country but can be hectic with an estimated time of 20 – 30 hours.

A trip by buses could involve stopovers in Togo, Benin Republic, Ghana depending on the bus you board but worth it if you want to explore more countries on your way.

The country boasts of several tourist attractions you can explore including the Parc National de Tai, the Basilica in Yamoussoukro, the famous stilt-dancing village, Silacoro amongst others.

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians Basilica in Yamoussoukro
Basilica in Yamoussoukro

 

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  • Visa Validity: No Limit
  • Capital: Yamoussoukro (political), Abidjan (economic)
  • Languages: French (official)
  • Population: 24, 905, 843 (2015 census)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Islam (43%), Christianity (34%)

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Dominica – 6 Months

Another island nation with major attractions being hiking in the rainforest and cruising in the country’s unique ships.

The country’s motto of Apres Bondie, C’est La Ter (in its Creole French) translates to After God, is the Earth symbolises how religious the country is with about 95% being Christians.

 


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The nation is home to lovely species of animals, birds and plants you hardly find in other places hence, the reason it is been nicknamed the Nature Isle of the Caribbean.

One of the lovely places you will be happy to see on your next trip to this island is the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, this park houses the Boiling Lake and it is the second largest in the world and at a very high temperature.

Other cool spots to check include the Papillote Tropical Gardens, Cabrits National Park and lots more not leaving out its beautiful capital, Roseau.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 6 Months
  • Capital: Roseau
  • Language: English (official), Dominica Creole French
  • Population: 73,543 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (95%)

 

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Fiji – 4 Months

This is part of the archipelago visa free countries for Nigerians to visit if you love islands.

Fiji is part of Melanesia, a sub-region of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean, same as the Cook Islands.

 


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The country is known for its lovely white beaches and crystal-clear ocean waters ideal to give you one-of-a-kind vacation experience.

With more than 330 islands, this is not a bad choice if you love diving or just need cool spots for a honeymoon.

If you chose this country for vacation, you will surely want to visit the Mamanuca group of islands which has about 20 islands and a very popular destination for visitors coming into the country.

Other great tourist attractions include the Kula WILD Adventure Park in Korotogo, Garden of the Sleeping Giant and more you will explore.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 4 Months
  • Capital: Suva
  • Languages: English, Fijian, Fiji Hindi (official)
  • Population: 912,241 (2018 estimate)
  • Currency: Fijian dollar (FJD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (65%), Hinduism (28%)

 

 

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Gambia – 90 Days

Nasarawa is seen as one of the top three states in Nigeria with few inhabitants but a population of 1,863,275 (based on 2006 census) puts the states above that of the Gambia, whose population stands at 1,857,181 (2013 census).

Nevertheless, it remains a budget-friendly choice especially being one of the visa free countries for Nigerians.

 


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The Gambia is a small-area West African country solely surrounded by Senegal except its coastline in the west.

When you visit, do get some amazing arts from the Albert Market, an urban market in its capital, Banjul.

Another famous place worth checking is The Gambia River that covers areas in Gambia, Senegal and Republic of Guinea.

You won’t face any language issue in a country that got its independence in 1965 (February 18th) from Britain as a Nigerian since English is widely spoken.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Banjul
  • Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Fula, Wolof, Serer, Jola
  • Population: 2,051,363 (2017 estimate)
  • Currency: Fijian dollar (FJD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (65%), Hinduism (28%)

 

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Ghana – 90 Days

When we think about the visa free countries for Nigerians, we expect no limit visiting Ghana.

Unfortunately, you have a maximum of 90 Days to stay free without a visa in Accra, Kumasi or any of its cities.

 


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As a Nigerian, you need not to be told about Ghana especially with bants about the supremacy of Nigerian jollof to that of Ghanaian.

Whichever is supreme in terms of taste, you will be able to tell which is the best jollof when you visit.

The black star famous nation is known for its rich movie and music industry, not forgetting sports especially in football where they are a top performer in Africa.

It has lots of historic castles during the slave trade era and those including Cape Coast and Elmina Castles remain tourist attractions today.

One amazing thing to do in this country is using The Canopy Walkway in the Kakum National Park which provides an amazing view of the forest.

Another historic site to visit is the monument of its first president, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Accra
  • Languages: English (official), Asante Twi, Akuapem Twi, Bono, Fante, Hausa and more (recognised)
  • Population: 28,308,301 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Ghanaian cedi (GHS)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (77%), Islam (16%)

 

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Guinea – 90 Days

One of the francophone visa free countries for Nigerians in West Africa.

The country has been independent since its release in 1958 by France.

 


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It is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry, a combination of the country’s name and its capital in order to clearly distinguish it from other countries with Guinea in their names.

The country has some amazing tourist attractions that include Fouta Djallon in Labe, a group of islands called Illes de Los, Sandervalia National Museum amongst others.

And if you are a Muslim, you should really find your way into the famous Grand Mosque of Conakry, the fourth largest in Africa.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Conakry
  • Languages: French (official), Fula, Mandinka, Susu (locals)
  • Population: 12,395,924 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Guinean franc (GNF)
  • Major Religion: Islam (85%), Christianity (8%)

 

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Guinea-Bissau – 90 Days

One of the Portuguese speaking visa free countries for Nigerians you can visit without getting your pockets scared.

The West African country gained independence in 1973 from Portugal.

 


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The name of its capital, Bissau is appended to avoid confusion with its neighbouring Guinea.

The country, according to the CIA Factbook is one of the top twenty in terms of low GDP.

Nonetheless, with the Naira of a higher value than the West Africa CFA franc, you can get yourself enough souvenirs coming back.

Some of the fun places to visit include Ilhas de Oran go National Park with so many islands, Museu Nacional (its national museum) with several collections of historic arts amongst others.

 

Quick Picks:

  • VisaValidityy: 90 Days
  • Capital: Bissau
  • Languages: Portuguese (official), Upper Guinea Creole (recognised)
  • Population: 1,815,698 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (62%), Islam (38%)

 

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Haiti – 3 Months

The country occupied by over 10m people is the second largest in the Caribbean in terms of population.

When you visit, do ask a local for a vetiver, a plant known to be widely used in making luxury perfumes.

 


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Tourism is a major economic boast for the nation with millions of visits from across the globe annually.

A popular tourist attraction is the Marché en Fer or the Iron Market, a historical market which has been in existence since 1891.

Other points of attractions include the country’s largest lake, Etang Saumâtre, Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, its national museum with historic collections and situated in its capital, Port-au-Prince.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa validity: 3 Months
  • Capital: Port-au Prince
  • Languages: French, Haitian Creole (official)
  • Population: 10,847,334 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Haitian gourde (G) (HTG)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (85%)

 

 

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Liberia – No Limit

An English-speaking West African nation and one of such visa free countries for Nigerians you can stay without period limits.

The country gained freedom in 1847, though officially recognised in 1862 by the United States that controlled the country until its independence.

 


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The country boasts of several tourist attractions and among those you should have on your list include the Kendeja National Cultural Centre, Lake Piso, Kpa-Tawe Waterfalls and the Libasa Ecolodge which fortunately is not far from the Robert’s International Airport in Monrovia.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa validity: No Limit
  • Capital: Monrovia
  • Languages: English (official), Liberian English (national)
  • Population: 4,503,000 (2015 estimate)
  • Currency: Liberian Dollar (LRD), US Dollar (USD, commonly used but a de facto currency)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (87%), Islam (12%)

 

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Maldives – 30 Days

A South Asian country known for its white sand beaches and lovely underwater that makes it a great fun destination especially if you plan to explore with a partner.

Amazingly, it is not just one of the free visa countries for Nigerians but also to every citizen of the world.

 


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Though the validity for its visa is 30 days, there is a possibility for extension if you want to stay for more days.

Visiting this country means you’ll be experiencing life in the smallest Asian country (in both the number of inhabitants and land area).

Surprisingly despite gaining independence in 1965 from the United Kingdom, English is not official rather, Maldivian (Dhivehi).

Though English is taught in some schools, few due to a limited number of equipped English teachers.

Most of the nation’s tourist attractions are in its capital city of Malè which also is the largest city.

One of those you should really check out is the Hukuru Miskiy, popularly called the Old Friday Mosque is an ancient mosque built in 1658 which has been maintained till date as a tourism property.

Others include the Maldives National Museum, Paradise Island Resort, and its government residency called the Mulee-aage Palace.

 

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Paradise Island Resort

 

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  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Malè
  • Language: Maldivian (Dhivehi)
  • Population: 427,756 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
  • Major Religion: Islam (mandated by law)

 

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Mali – No Limit

A prominent gold-producing country ranked third for this natural resource in Africa.

Mali is one of the francophone visa-free countries for Nigerians in the Western part of Africa.

 


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The country is rated the 8th in land area in Africa with an approximate 15million people according to its 2009 census.

This landlocked country is surrounded by Algeria at the Northern side, Niger to the East, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to the West and Guinea to its South-western side.

The country boasts of tourism attractions worth exploring. With such including the Mount Hombori, Ethnological Museum, National Museum of Mali and more.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: No Limit
  • Capital: Bamako
  • Language: French (official), Bambara, Bomu, Tieyaxo Bozo and more (national)
  • Population: 14,517,176 (2009 census)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Islam

 

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Micronesia – 30 Days

The country also called the Federated States of Micronesia or FSM is an island nation with about 607 islands spread across its four states of Yap, Kosrae, Chuuk and Pohnpei.

And with such amazing islands, it looks a great choice for a perfect getaway.

 


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The country is an associated state of the United States and no surprise one of its famous tourist attractions, the Catholic Belltower is listed in United States National Register of Historic Places (a register of properties worth preserving for historical reasons).

Cool amazing places you should really visit on your trip to this nation includes the Liduduhniap Twin Waterfalls, Sokehs Mountain, Black Coral Island amongst others.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Palikir
  • Language: English (official), Chuukese, Kosraean, Pohnpeian, Yapese (regional)
  • Population: 14,517,176 (2009 census)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Islam

 

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Montserrat – 6 Months

With a population less than 5,000 in 2012, it is one of the small visa free countries for Nigerians.

The Caribbean Island nation United Kingdom Overseas Territory, meaning that they are still under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.

 


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According to a statistic, Africans dominates the population of this island nation with their coverage put at 88% according to a 2011 estimate.

It is a nice vacation destination with the presence of Soufrière Hills (volcanos), National Museum of Montserrat in Little Bay and more to explore in Brades.

 

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  • Visa Validity: 6 Months
  • Capital: Brades
  • Language: English (official)
  • Population: 4, 900 (2012 estimate)
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

 

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Nauru – 30 Days

There seems to be a lot of island visa free countries for Nigerians.

Unlike some you have seen earlier, Nauru is a phosphate-rock island.

 


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It is a country in Micronesia (not the country but a sub region of Oceania in the Central Pacific which also has in it the Federated States of Micronesia you saw earlier).

It is worth mentioning this country was called the Pleasant Island, undoubtedly because of its fine collection of destinations worth visiting.

Something cool you should know about this country is that it lies behind Vatican City and Monaco as the world’s third smallest state by land area.

 

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  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Yaren
  • Languages: Nauruan (official), English (common)
  • Population: 11, 200 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Niger – No Limit

One of the visa free countries for Nigerians sharing borders with Africa’s most populous nation to its South.

Often mistaken for a state in Nigeria for its spelling but differs in pronunciation.

 


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It is a French-speaking West African country that gained freedom in 1960, August 3rd to be precise.

The country is landlocked with more than 80% of its land within the largest hot desert in the world, the Sahara Desert.

This country has amazing tourist attractions including the Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve Musée National Boubou Hama in Niamey and you might have to travel to Zinder to see the Sultan’s Palace.

 

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  • Visa Validity: No Limit
  • Capital: Niamey
  • Languages: French (official), Arabic, Buduma, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma, Hausa, Kanuri (National)
  • Population: 20,672,987 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Niue – 30 Days

Another entry into the island visa free countries for Nigerians.

You won’t run out of numbers planning to visit one of these islands.

 


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This country, fortunately, shares boundaries with the Cook Islands and Samoa.

Meaning, you have a golden opportunity to visit three nations with your Nigerian Passport in just a trip outside Nigeria.

This nation has a nickname, do not be surprised when you meet locals saying “Welcome to The Rock”.

Just like the Cook Islands, it is in free association with New Zealand and its citizens are also citizens of New Zealand.

The country is in the Guinness Book for being the world’s first country to provide wireless internet to all inhabitants in 2003.

Which means when you visit this nation, expects no blockage when it comes to accessing your social media channels and apps that require an internet connection.

Some of the amazing places to visit on your trip include the Hikulagi Sculpture Park, Niue Tourism Information Centre and Limu Pools.

By the way, do not forget to learn the Takalo dance before returning from this lovely country.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Alofi
  • Languages: English, Niuean (official)
  • Population: 1,624 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Saint Kitts and Nevis – 90 Days

It is an island nation and one of the Commonwealth realm visa free countries for Nigerians to visit.

This country is part of the Leeward Islands and still has the name Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis.

 


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Historically, it is called ‘The Mother of the Colony of the West Indies’ for being the settlement of the first colonies belonging to the British and the French in the Caribbean.

Some of the tourist attractions in this country include the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Independence Square in its capital Basseterre etc.

 

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  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Basseterre
  • Languages: English (official)
  • Population: 54,821 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Samoa – 60 Days

This country grants you a visitor’s permit with your Nigerian Passport.

This Commonwealth of Nations member is also one of the island visa free countries for Nigerians especially if you love diving.

 


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The uniqueness of the Samoans is in their language and culture which they have developed over time.

One amazing fact about Samoa is that it is mentioned in its constitution that the country was founded of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Some of the cool places you should check out on your visit to Samoa include Upolu Island, the Aganoa Beach, Alofaaga Blowholes and more.

 

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians Upolu
Upolu Island

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Apia
  • Languages: English, Samoan (official)
  • Population: 195,843 (2016 census)
  • Currency: Tala (WST)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

 

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Senegal – 90 Days

One of the francophone visa free countries for Nigerians in the Western part of Africa.

If you are a soccer fan, the name Teranga Lions should be familiar and it belongs to the national team of Senegal.

 


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If you are a wanderlust, the power of your Nigerian Passport gives you an opportunity to enter Mali, Guinea or Guinea Bissau without a visa from Senegal as they share borders.

The country has a host of tourist attractions. Amongst those include the Senegal River, House of Slaves, Lake Retba and Gorée Island (a famous slavery era trade zone).

As a bit you should know, its capital, Dakar was the Paris of Africa in the 80s for its beauty.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity 90 Days
  • Capital: Dakar
  • Languages: French (official), Balanta, Hassaniya Arabic, Jola-Fonyi, Mandinka, Mandjak, Mankanya, Noon, Pulaar, Serer, Soninke (national)
  • Population: 15,411,614 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Islam

 

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Seychelles – 90 Days

One of the visa free countries for Nigerians with visitors’ permit option.

It is the smallest sovereign state in Africa with a population of about 94, 228 according to a 2016 estimate.

 


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The country consists of islands in the Indian Ocean with an estimated number put at 115.

If you need a budget friendly option for a honeymoon, this should on your list for its amazing collections of islands.

The tourist attractions are full of beautiful islands but in an exception, there is the Bicentennial Monument in its capital (Victoria), L’Union Estate Farm in La Digue and the Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Languages: English, French, Seychellois Creole (official)
  • Population: 94,228 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Seychellois rupee (SCR)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Sierra Leone – No Limit

There are enough visa free countries for Nigerians you can consider for your next trip within Africa without the fear of deportation.

This country grants you visa free for as long as you are able to afford (provided you don’t do anything strange that will warrant the security personnel).

 


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The country boasts of lovely tourist attractions you can visit which include National Museum in Freetown, the lovely Tiwali Island, Tingi Hills Forest Reserve amongst others.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa validity: No Limit
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Languages: English (official), Temne, Mende, Krio (spoken)
  • Population: 7,075,641 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Leone (SLL)
  • Major Religion: Islam (78%), Christianity (20%)

 

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Togo – No Limit

Nigeria does not share a border with it but it remains one of the visa free countries for Nigerians you can conveniently visit by road.

A trip from Lagos’ Seme Border to Lomé, Togo’s capital will cost a little as between N5,000 to N7,000 travelling in a shared taxi.

 


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And if you are a first timer after obtaining your international passport, a budget of N70,000 will be fine to make you tour Togo, Ghana and Benin Republic in a single exploration.

You don’t need anyone telling you this country is in West Africa and one you should visit if you are low on budget.

Fortunately, if you understand Yoruba, expect to meet locals who also speaks the language fluently as it is nationally spoken.

Some of the tourist attractions in this country include International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Lomé, Kéran National Park, University of Lomé and more.

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa validity: No Limit
  • Capital: Lomé
  • Languages: French (official), Ewe, Kabiyé, Yoruba (national)
  • Population: 7,965,055 (2017 estimate)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Major Religion: Indigenous, Islam, Christianity

 

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Vanuatu – 30 Days

It is one of the visa free countries for Nigerians that lies in the South Pacific Ocean.

This Pacific island nation is an archipelago having about 83 islands spread across its coasts.

 


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It shares boundary with Fiji, another country on this list you can visit if you have extra budget to cover the trip.

It has a good number of crystal-clear water beaches with lovely white sands, one of such is the Champagne Beach in Espiritu Santo Island.

The ‘In God We Stand’ motto nation has attractive spots you can visit which include the National Museum of Vanuatu, Lysepsep Culture Park and more.

Visa Free Countries for Nigerians Champagne Beach
Champagne Beach

 

Quick Picks:

  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Port Vila
  • Languages: Bislama, French, English (official)
  • Population: 272,459 (2016 census)
  • Currency: Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

 

Entry-only Visa Free Countries for Nigerians

There exist some countries that require you to own a visa before you will be allowed to stay.

But you do not need to have their visas before you will be granted entry.

That means, with your Nigerian International Passport, you can enter any of these entry-only visa free countries for Nigerians before getting a visa on your arrival.

The countries here are also called the visa on arrival countries for Nigerians.

The countries that give you this freedom includes:

 

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British Virgin Island – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Caribbean 
  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Road Town
  • Languages: English (official)
  • Population: 31,758 (2018 census)
  • Currency: United States dollar (USD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Cambodia – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Southeast Asia
  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Phnom Penh
  • Languages: Bislama, French, English (official)
  • Population: 272,459 (2016 census)
  • Currency: Cambodian riel (KHR)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Comoros – 45 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa (Indian Ocean)
  • Visa validity: 45 Days
  • Capital: Moroni
  • Languages: Comorian, Arabic, French (official)
  • Population: 795,601 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Comorian franc (KMF)
  • Major Religion: Islam

 

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Djibouti – 31 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa Validity: 31 Days
  • Capital: Djibouti
  • Languages: Arabic, French, Somali (official), Afar (recognised)
  • Population: 942,333 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Djiboutian franc (DJF)
  • Major Religion: Islam

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Iran – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Asia
  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Tehran
  • Languages: Persian (Farsi) (official)
  • Population: 81,672,300 (2018 estimate)
  • Currency: Rial (ریال) (IRR)
  • Major Religion: Islam

 

 

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Kenya – 90 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Languages: English, Swahili (official)
  • Population: 49,125,325
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (83%)

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Lebanon – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Beirut
  • Languages: Arabic (official), French (recognised)
  • Population: 6,006,668 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Lebanese pound (LBP)
  • Major Religion: Islam (54%), Christianity (40%)

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Madagascar – 90 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Antananarivo
  • Languages: Malagasy, French (official)
  • Population: 24,894,551 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Malagasy ariary (MGA)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (85%)

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Mauritania – 90 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa Validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Nouakchott
  • Languages: Arabic (official), Hassaniya Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof, Malinke, French (recognised)
  • Population: 4,301,018 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Ouguiya (MRU)
  • Major Religion: Islam

 

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Mauritius – 14 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa Validity: 14 Days
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Languages: English, French, Tamil (recognised)
  • Population: 1,262,132 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR)
  • Major Religion: Hinduism (47%), Christianity (33%)

 

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Mozambique – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa Validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Maputo
  • Languages: Portuguese (official)
  • Population: 28,829,476 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Mozambican metical (MZN)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (56%), Islam (18%)

 

 

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Palau – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Oceania
  • Visa validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Ngerulmud
  • Languages: English, Palauan (official), Japanese, Sonsorolese, Tobian (regional)
  • Population: 21,503 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: United States dollar (USD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (90%)

 

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Rwanda – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Languages: English, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili (official)
  • Population: 11,262,564 (2015 estimate)
  • Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (97%)

 

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Timor-Leste (East Timor) – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Asia
  • Visa validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Dili
  • Languages: Tetum, Portuguese
  • Population: 1,167,242 (2015 census)
  • Currency: United States dollar (USD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity (98%)

 

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Tuvalu – 30 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Oceania
  • Visa validity: 30 Days
  • Capital: Funafuti
  • Languages: English, Tuvaluan (official)
  • Population: 11,192 (2017 census)
  • Currency: Tuvaluan dollar (TVD), Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Major Religion: Christianity

 

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Uganda – 90 Days

 


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Quick Picks:

  • Region: Africa
  • Visa validity: 90 Days
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Languages: English, Swahili (official)
  • Population: 41,487,965 (2016 estimate)
  • Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)
  • Major Religion: Christians (85%), Islam (14%)

 

You shouldn’t be short of options for putting your Nigerian International Passport to good use.

Jump on any of these nations and tell your story to the world.

 

TL;DR

 

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Such a long list of amazing visa free countries for Nigerians, isn’t it?

If you were feeling lucky and scrolled to this stage, we decided to make a summary of the post.

The first is this simple video that summarised everything.

 

If you love lists and want to know regions where each of the countries belongs to, check the quick picks below.

 

Asia Visa Free Countries for Nigerians

They are currently three nations in main Asia you can visit with your Nigerian International Passport.

These are:

  • Cambodia
  • Maldives
  • Timor-Leste

 

Africa Visa Free Countries for Nigerians

In Africa, this is the continent your Passport is more powerful with access to twenty-seven countries.

Amongst those are:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Chad
  • Comores Islands
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Togo
  • Uganda

 

Oceania Visa Free Countries for Nigerians

If you love Oceania and wants to visit soon, here are the eight countries you have the freedom to without a visa:

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • Palau Islands
  • Samoa
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

 

Caribbean Visa Free Countries for Nigerians

The nations in the Caribbean you can visit include:

  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Middle East Visa Free Countries for Nigerians

Your Passport does not have much power with just two countries but better than none.

The lovely nations you have access to include:

  • Iran
  • Lebanon

 

Apparently, there exist awesome countries for you to visit without worrying about being rejected of entry after hours of hope waiting at the embassy.

Do not forget to share this with your circles. There could be someone who is bored because of visa application rejection.

Tell them Nigerians has amazing options for places that warrants heavy cash-out to visit.

 

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