Visa Free Countries for Nigerians (2020); Complete List

visa free countries for nigeria passport 2020

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.

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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Afghanistanvisa required
Albaniavisa required
Algeriavisa required
Andorravisa required
Angolapre-visa on arrival
Antigua and BarbudaeVisa
Argentinavisa required
Armeniavisa required
Austriavisa required
Azerbaijanvisa required
Bahamasvisa required
Bahrainvisa required
Bangladeshvisa required
Barbadosvisa-free / 180 days
Belarusvisa required
Belgiumvisa required
Belizevisa required
Beninvisa-free / 90 days
Bhutanvisa required
Boliviavisa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovinavisa required
Botswanavisa required
Brazilvisa required
Bruneivisa required
Bulgariavisa required
Burkina Fasovisa-free
Burundivisa required
Cambodiavisa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cameroonvisa-free / 90 days
Canadavisa required
Cape Verdevisa-free
Central African Republicvisa required
Chadvisa-free / 90 days
Chilevisa required
Chinavisa required
Comorosvisa on arrival / 45 days
Congovisa required
Congo (Dem. Rep.)visa required
Costa Ricavisa required
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)visa-free / 90 days
Croatiavisa required
Cubavisa required
Cyprusvisa required
Czech Republicvisa required
Denmarkvisa required
Dominicavisa-free / 180 days
Dominican Republicvisa required
Egyptvisa required
El Salvadorvisa required
Equatorial Guineavisa required
Eritreavisa required
Estoniavisa required
Eswatinivisa required
Ethiopiavisa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Fijivisa-free / 120 days
Finlandvisa required
Francevisa required
Gambiavisa-free / 90 days
Georgiavisa required
Germanyvisa required
Greecevisa required
Grenadavisa required
Guatemalavisa required
Guyanavisa required
Haitivisa-free / 90 days
Hondurasvisa required
Hong Kongvisa required
Hungaryvisa required
Icelandvisa required
Indiavisa required
Indonesiavisa required
Iranvisa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Iraqvisa required
Irelandvisa required
Israelvisa required
Italyvisa required
Jamaicavisa required
Japanvisa required
Jordanvisa required
Kenyavisa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Kiribativisa required
Kosovovisa required
Kuwaitvisa required
Laosvisa required
Latviavisa required
Lebanonvisa on arrival / 30 days
LesothoeVisa / 14 days
Libyavisa required
Liechtensteinvisa required
Lithuaniavisa required
Luxembourgvisa required
Macaovisa required
Madagascarvisa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
MalawieVisa / 90 days
Malaysiavisa required
Maldivesvisa on arrival / 30 days
Maltavisa required
Marshall Islandsvisa required
Mauritaniavisa on arrival
Mauritiusvisa on arrival / 14 days
Mexicovisa required
Micronesiavisa-free / 30 days
Monacovisa required
Mongoliavisa required
Montenegrovisa required
Moroccovisa required
Mozambiquevisa on arrival / 30 days
Myanmar [Burma]visa required
Namibiavisa on arrival / 90 days
Nauruvisa required
Nepalvisa required
Netherlandsvisa required
New Zealandvisa required
Nicaraguavisa required
North Koreavisa required
North Macedoniavisa required
Norwayvisa required
Omanvisa required
Pakistanvisa required
Palauvisa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territoriesvisa required
Panamavisa required
Papua New Guineavisa required
Paraguayvisa required
Peruvisa required
Philippinesvisa required
Polandvisa required
Portugalvisa required
QatareVisa / 30 days
Romaniavisa required
Russian Federationvisa required
Rwandavisa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevisvisa-free / 90 days
Saint Luciavisa required
Samoavisa on arrival / 60 days
San Marinovisa required
Sao Tome and PrincipeeVisa
Saudi Arabiavisa required
Senegalvisa-free / 90 days
Serbiavisa required
Seychellestourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leonevisa-free
Slovakiavisa required
Sloveniavisa required
Solomon Islandsvisa required
Somaliavisa on arrival / 30 days
South Africavisa required
South Koreavisa required
South Sudanvisa required
Spainvisa required
Sri Lankavisa required
St. Vincent and the Grenadinesvisa required
Sudanvisa required
Swedenvisa required
Switzerlandvisa required
Syriavisa required
Taiwanvisa required
Thailandvisa required
Timor-Lestevisa on arrival / 30 days
Tongavisa required
Trinidad and Tobagovisa required
Tunisiavisa required
Turkeyvisa required
Turkmenistanvisa required
Tuvaluvisa on arrival / 30 days
Ugandavisa on arrival / eVisa
Ukrainevisa required
United Arab EmirateseVisa
United Kingdomvisa required
United States of Americavisa required
Uruguayvisa required
Vanuatuvisa-free / 30 days
Vatican Cityvisa required
Venezuelavisa required
Viet Namvisa required
Yemenvisa required


At the time of writing this Article, no European country is offering visa-free entry to Nigerians.

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