Visa Free Countries for Nigerians (2020); Complete List

Nigerian Passport Visa Free countries

Are there truly Visa Free countries for Nigeria Passport holders? Yes! Read on to get all the details about Countries that are offering Visa-free visits for Nigerians.

A visa is a conditional permission given by a country to a foreigner, giving them the freedom to enter, live, do business, and remain within the territory for a specified period of time depending on the type of visa.

There are several types of visas but Business, Tourist, Transit visas (allows travelers to pass through a country before reaching their final destination) are the most common visas.

Some visa would require the applicant to conduct medical tests and attend several interviews at the embassy, while some are pretty easy to get.

visa free countries for nigeria passport 2020
visa free countries for nigeria passport 2020

A visa-free country is any place in the world that gives foreigners permission to enter them without needing to go through the hectic visa application process.

There are several ways a country can be visa-free

  • Country-Country Agreement: Citizens of a country can enter another country if the two governments signed an agreement.
  • Opened Borders: Some countries might choose to unilaterally open its borders to bring in more investors, tourists, or migrators to help boost its economy, increase its population and workforce.

Visa is different from Travel Passport; a visa is just an indicator of you legally staying in a country and how long you get to stay. A Travel Passport is a document that proves that you are a verified citizen of your country of origin.

You have the right to travel to some countries in the world without needing a visa but this depends on your country of citizenship.

As a Nigerian citizen with a government-issued passport, there are a handful of countries you can visit visa-free because these countries don’t need a visa provided you have your travel passport. There are currently 45 visa-free countries a Nigerian can visit in 2020.

Some of these countries allow you to stay for as long as you want, others require you to stay for a required time before applying for an extended visa, while some require you to get your visa upon arrival at the immigration department.

As a security measure to prevent wrong people (terrorists, wanted criminals, or people that won’t add value to the economy) from entering these visa-free countries, there are some few requirements every traveler needs to be successfully screened and allowed into the country.

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These requirements include:

  • Flight return ticket
  • Bank statement as proof of sufficient funds (to prevent people from being stranded in a foreign country)
  • Accommodation (including hotel, house rental, etc.)
  • International Travel Passport

We have compiled the list of these visa-free countries for Nigerians and also categorized them based on their requirements.

(Unlimited) Visa Free Countries For Nigerian Passport

  • Chad
  • Cameroon
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger Republic
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo

Visa-On-Arrival Countries For Nigerian Passport

  • Iran
  • Timor-Leste
  • Bangladesh
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Tuvalu
  • Samoa
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros Island
  • Djibouti
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

All this visa on arrival countries requires the applicant to present your flight return tickets and bank account statement as proof of sufficient funds before a visa on arrival is granted to them.

Time-Based Visa Free Countries For Nigeria Passport

  • Mozambique (30 days free visa)
  • Mauritius (3 months free visa)
  • Guinea Bissau (3 months free visa)
  • Gambia (3 months free visa)
  • Fiji (4 months free visa)
  • Vanuatu (30 days free visa)
  • Micronesia (30 days free visa)
  • Sri Lanka (2 months free visa)
  • Haiti (3 months free visa)
  • Dominica (21 days free visa)
  • Barbados (6 months free visa)

These time-based visa-free countries allow foreigners to enter their regions with applying for a visa but after a certain amount of time you will be required to pay a fixed amount of money to extend your stay and get a visa but if you don’t wish to stay, you will be required to leave the country.


All Countries and Visa Status for Nigerian Passport holders

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Afghanistan visa required
Albania visa required
Algeria visa required
Andorra visa required
Angola pre-visa on arrival
Antigua and Barbuda eVisa
Argentina visa required
Armenia visa required
Australia eVisa
Austria visa required
Azerbaijan visa required
Bahamas visa required
Bahrain visa required
Bangladesh visa required
Barbados visa-free / 180 days
Belarus visa required
Belgium visa required
Belize visa required
Benin visa-free / 90 days
Bhutan visa required
Bolivia visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina visa required
Botswana visa required
Brazil visa required
Brunei visa required
Bulgaria visa required
Burkina Faso visa-free
Burundi visa required
Cambodia visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cameroon visa-free / 90 days
Canada visa required
Cape Verde visa-free
Central African Republic visa required
Chad visa-free / 90 days
Chile visa required
China visa required
Colombia eVisa
Comoros visa on arrival / 45 days
Congo visa required
Congo (Dem. Rep.) visa required
Costa Rica visa required
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) visa-free / 90 days
Croatia visa required
Cuba visa required
Cyprus visa required
Czech Republic visa required
Denmark visa required
Djibouti eVisa
Dominica visa-free / 180 days
Dominican Republic visa required
Ecuador eVisa
Egypt visa required
El Salvador visa required
Equatorial Guinea visa required
Eritrea visa required
Estonia visa required
Eswatini visa required
Ethiopia visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Fiji visa-free / 120 days
Finland visa required
France visa required
Gabon eVisa
Gambia visa-free / 90 days
Georgia visa required
Germany visa required
Ghana visa-free
Greece visa required
Grenada visa required
Guatemala visa required
Guinea visa-free
Guinea-Bissau visa-free
Guyana visa required
Haiti visa-free / 90 days
Honduras visa required
Hong Kong visa required
Hungary visa required
Iceland visa required
India visa required
Indonesia visa required
Iran visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Iraq visa required
Ireland visa required
Israel visa required
Italy visa required
Jamaica visa required
Japan visa required
Jordan visa required
Kazakhstan eVisa
Kenya visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Kiribati visa required
Kosovo visa required
Kuwait visa required
Kyrgyzstan eVisa
Laos visa required
Latvia visa required
Lebanon visa on arrival / 30 days
Lesotho eVisa / 14 days
Liberia visa-free
Libya visa required
Liechtenstein visa required
Lithuania visa required
Luxembourg visa required
Macao visa required
Madagascar visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Malawi eVisa / 90 days
Malaysia visa required
Maldives visa on arrival / 30 days
Mali visa-free
Malta visa required
Marshall Islands visa required
Mauritania visa on arrival
Mauritius visa on arrival / 14 days
Mexico visa required
Micronesia visa-free / 30 days
Moldova eVisa
Monaco visa required
Mongolia visa required
Montenegro visa required
Morocco visa required
Mozambique visa on arrival / 30 days
Myanmar [Burma] visa required
Namibia visa on arrival / 90 days
Nauru visa required
Nepal visa required
Netherlands visa required
New Zealand visa required
Nicaragua visa required
Niger visa-free
North Korea visa required
North Macedonia visa required
Norway visa required
Oman visa required
Pakistan visa required
Palau visa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territories visa required
Panama visa required
Papua New Guinea visa required
Paraguay visa required
Peru visa required
Philippines visa required
Poland visa required
Portugal visa required
Qatar eVisa / 30 days
Romania visa required
Russian Federation visa required
Rwanda visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free / 90 days
Saint Lucia visa required
Samoa visa on arrival / 60 days
San Marino visa required
Sao Tome and Principe eVisa
Saudi Arabia visa required
Senegal visa-free / 90 days
Serbia visa required
Seychelles tourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leone visa-free
Singapore eVisa
Slovakia visa required
Slovenia visa required
Solomon Islands visa required
Somalia visa on arrival / 30 days
South Africa visa required
South Korea visa required
South Sudan visa required
Spain visa required
Sri Lanka visa required
St. Vincent and the Grenadines visa required
Sudan visa required
Suriname eVisa
Sweden visa required
Switzerland visa required
Syria visa required
Taiwan visa required
Tajikistan eVisa
Tanzania eVisa
Thailand visa required
Timor-Leste visa on arrival / 30 days
Togo visa-free
Tonga visa required
Trinidad and Tobago visa required
Tunisia visa required
Turkey visa required
Turkmenistan visa required
Tuvalu visa on arrival / 30 days
Uganda visa on arrival / eVisa
Ukraine visa required
United Arab Emirates eVisa
United Kingdom visa required
United States of America visa required
Uruguay visa required
Uzbekistan eVisa
Vanuatu visa-free / 30 days
Vatican City visa required
Venezuela visa required
Viet Nam visa required
Yemen visa required
Zambia eVisa
Zimbabwe eVisa
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At the time of writing this Article, no European country is offering visa-free entry to Nigerians.

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