Visa Free Countries with a Nigerian Passport

According to Passport Index; the Nigerian passport is ranked 177th in the world and did you know that as a holder of this great passport you can visit 44 countries around the world without a visa?

While some of these countries require you to get a visa on arrival, others are complete without a visa. I know that no one exactly enjoys filling visa forms or attending many visa appointments so maybe you could just plan your next visit around any of these countries. As a bearer of the 57th most useful passport in the world here are the countries you can visit.

  1. Bangladesh – This South Asian country offers Nigerian passport holders Visa on arrival

2. Barbados-Here Nigerians are offered Visa-free for up to 6 months. Although it is absolutely visa-free if you have a U.S Visa. This is one country I hope to visit soon.

3. Benin Republic– This Neighboring West African country is Visa-free for Nigerians

4. Burkina Faso– Visa free.

5. BurundiVisa on arrival at the Bujumbura International Airport for 30 days.

6. CameroonVisa free.

7. Cape Verde– This is a Western African Portuguese colony which Nigerians get Visa on arrival.

8. Chad– This North African country is Visa-free for Nigerians. –Tibesti mountain

9.  Comoros Island – Visa on arrival.

10. Cote d’Ivoire – This is a nearby country to Nigeria and it is Visa-free for Nigerians.

11. Djibouti- Visa on arrival.

12. Dominican- Visa free for 21 days.

13. Fiji IslandVisa free for 4 months for Nigerian International passport holders.

14. Gambia – Visa free for 90 days.

15. Georgia Visa on arrival

16. Ghana– This ECOWAS country happens to be one of the popular travel location from Nigeria within Africa as you can get to Ghana either by road or Air from Nigeria and for Nigerians it is Visa free.

17. Guinea– It is a West African Francophone country which offers Nigerians a Visa-free entry to the Country.

18. Guinea BissauVisa free for 90 days.

19. HaitiVisa free for 90 days.

20. Iran–  Iran offers a visa on arrival to Nigerian passport holders.

21. Kenya-Nigerians get Visa on arrival in Kenya for 90 days.

22. LiberiaVisa-free for Nigerians.

23. Madagascar – Nigerians get Visa on arrival for 90 days.

24. Maldives– Maldives and Nigeria are both Commonwealth members and the Maldives offer Nigerians Visa on arrival for 30 days.

25. Mali -Nigerian Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mali.

26. MauritaniaVisa on arrival.

27. Mauritius -Nigerians get Visa free for 90 days.

28. MicronesiaVisa free for 30 days.

29. Mozambique – Visa on arrival for 30 days.

30. Nauru– Here, Nigerians get Visa on arrival.

31. Niger Republic– Niger Republic is a neighbour to Nigeria and Nigerians do not need a Visa to Visit.

32. Palau – Visa on arrival for 30 days for Nigerians.

33. RwandaVisa on arrival

34. SamoaVisa on arrival for 60 days.

35. Senegal -This country is also Visa-free for Nigerians.

36. SeychellesVisa on arrival for 30 days. This is also another place I hope to visit

37. Sierra LeoneVisa free.

38. Somalia – Nigerians get Visa on arrival in Somalia.

39. Sri LankaElectronic travel authorization which will allow Nigerians stay for 30 days.

40. Tanzania – Visa on arrival for Nigerians.

41. Timor LesteVisa on arrival for 30 days.

42. Togo -Togo which is also a West African country is Visa-free for Nigerians.

43. TuvaluVisa on arrival for 30 days.

44. UgandaVisa on arrival.

45. Vanuatu – Visa free for 30 days.

I hope that this post helps you with your travel plans and also inspires you to travel better and learn something new with more options. These visa rules are very dynamic so please check well before you fly! What visa-free countries have you visited?which do you recommend and which do you plan on visiting?

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With Love,


I am Diusor Odiakosa, a Sociologist by qualification who is in a Long-term relationship with Travelling and Exploring! Currently I am on a goal to visit 25 States in my Country; Nigeria before I turn 25! while still exploring other parts of the World. I love beautiful things, places and people. This travel blog is where I share all my stories, photos and experiences from my journey as well as tips and travel informations that I hope you find interesting and handy. Feel free to say hello at : [email protected]


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