Visa Free Countries For Holders Of Nigerian Passports

As a Nigerian citizen with a Nigerian passport, there are certain countries which do not require a visa or a visa-lottery upon entry so long as you have your Nigerian passport.

However, for some of these countries, there is an estimated amount of time you are expected to spend before a visa will be demanded for. The period of days for which you can stay varies from country to country and then you would have to obtain a visa, at least this is not like a gamble when you play the visa- lottery.

The easiest way to know the visa free countries is to list all the countries you may visit visa free is to split them into continents. In the Americas you may access Barbados for six months, Dominica for 21 days, Grenada, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis for three months and Turks and Caicos Islands for 30 days.

In Asia you can freely arrive in the following countries to which you will then be issued with a visa once in the country. In Azerbaijan, Laos, Macau and Timor-Leste you are granted with a 30 day visa. In Bangladesh you are granted a 90 day visa.

In Oceania you may access Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Vanuatu and Palau for 30 days, Cook Islands for 31 days, Tuvalu for one month, Samoa for 60 days and Fiji for four months.

In Africa Nigerian passport holders can visit the following countries visa-free; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger Senegal and Uganda, basically all the West African countries.

Please note that this posted was last modified on the 5th of March 2014. Kosovo is no longer visa free for Nigerians and many African countries.

 You can also get visa-on-arrival in Kenya, see procedure here and for visa to Dubai, check here 


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  • Sulaiman

    I wanted to go to Tanzania to see my girlfriend.. Do i need to apply for Visa? How much is the BTA needed ? Do i need to book Hotel ? Ticket fares is how much ?

  • thompson faith

    hello flynaija plz how can I get
    kuwait visa and how much does it cost

  • Sim

    Hello, i am Simo a Nigerian. I submitted application for France Schengen visa (31 oct 2014) and gave the collection slip to my agent as requested. Now he is not around and when i called he said he will go for collection when he come to town. I ask if the visa will not expire he said as long the passport has not been collected the visa has not started reading for expiring. He this true? Urgent respond pls.

  • flynaija

    Hello, i really like your blog

  • Victor Udi

    Hello flynaija. i have been reading all the post here and i am very impressed. thank you so much for enlightening everyone here about travel matters. Pls i would love to travel to a country in Oceania. but i don’t really know which of the countries will be okay for me. But i believe you know better as you are into this. pls can you advice me which country will be easy for me to go? i am a Nigerian living here, and i play football. pls can you advice me? thanks God bless you

  • Benjamin

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Please i need your help on the issues stated below.

    1) Please i would like you to confirm if truly a Nigerian passport holder can actually travel to LAOS without visa as at now.

    2) I am a Nigerian, currently in Nepal with a tourist visa, can i travel to LAOS straight from here or will must come back tO Nigeria and travel to LAOS.

    Please your prompt response will go a long way to help me now.

    God bless you all. Looking forward to read from you.

    • flynaija

      Yes, you can travel from Nigeria to Laos with a Nigerian passport to Laos without a visa. You will have to contact the consulate in Nepal to confirm if you can travel from Nepal to Laos. Its not same rule that applies to travelers from Nigeria that will work from Nepal. We hope this helps

  • Ezekiel

    Hello, I want to go to Seychelles and Georgia, Kindly advise what and what document do i have to go along with in other not to be reject at entry. The BTA and if i will need an invitation letter from someone inside the country.

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  • Seyibabs

    How much is the minimum bta you can hold to barbados?

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  • stephen

    please what requirements do i need to visit Mozambique with Nigeria passport

  • michael

    Pls is ghana visa free?Thanks

    • flynaija

      You dont need a visa to Ghana from Nigeria.

  • seye

    Hello sir,please I intend travelling to Barbados,hope I won’t encounter any problem?since its visa free for Nigerians…and what are the requirements?thank u.

    • flynaija

      1. Nigerian do not need visa for Barbados and they are allowed to stay for 4weeks but your stay can be extended once in the country and the extension can be done at the immigration office in Barbados.

      2. You will need a UK transit visa if you are flying through virgin Atlantic or British airways (they both pass through London) or American airline which will require American airport transit.

      3. You need proof of return ticket, hotel/accommodation and sufficient fund for the period you are stay.

      4. Ticket cost N300, 000 and above depending on the time you book.

  • daniel ibe

    pls am a nigeria living in ghana,but a friend invited me to come to uganda,please do i need a visa to travel,since i have my passport

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    hello mr, i went to kosovo from jordan with 4$ usa dollars, and they send me back… don’t advice ppl to go there please… u need invitation letter from kosovo before you can go there.

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    Hello there, please I want to no if Nigeria is visa free toTursk and caicos Islands ,or on arrial you need to obtain a visa and which airline fry from Nigeria to tursk and caicos islands. please need answer from you. thank

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  • adejoke opakunle

    Hello flynaija, thanks for the enlightment.Pls I want to go to kenya this month,should I just book the ticket and go or how should I go about it.

    • flynaija

      Hello Joke, we are glad you appreciate the information on our site. You can get a visa on arrival at the airport in Nairobi. But you will have to get your hotel and flight sorted out in Nigeria before departing. If you need further clarity, please let us know.

  • Soji

    Thanks for the info. I intend to visit. Kenya next month.I need to know how best to go about it vis-a-vis obtaining. visa, flight fare,etc. Pls response asap.

    • flynaija

      it is visa on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport for a fee of $50. just get your flight ticket and accommodation in Nairobi sorted out first.

  • Seyi

    Hello flynaija, thanks for setting up this website. So far, I think it has proved quite useful to me.
    I thought you get visa on arrival in Kenya? Your post did not mention that. Also, do you know other countries where Nigerians can get visa on arrival?


    • flynaija

      Tanzania and Uganda also issue visa on arrival. As for Kenya, you will need to get your visa at their Abuja embassy.

  • gbenga

    I will like to go to barbados., but what are the things I will need to do now?

    • flynaija

      You will need to confirm with the airline that will airlift you from Nigeria whether you will be needing a transit visa.

  • Emekus

    Good morning flynija, for countries in America that is free visa,what are the other requirements?thanks.

    • flynaija

      You need to be specific for us to be able to attend to your question….

  • Josh

    what about south Africa? can nigerians go there without visa? someone plz help

    • flynaija

      No you cant. Its visa free for only those with official passports.

      • Josh

        sorry Flynaija thanks for answering, but plz what do you mean by official passport? and hope my questions are not too disturbing to you. i just want to if what you mean by the official passport is the ( epassport )

        • flynaija

          Hi Josh, we dont have a problem with the number of questions you ask, we will always respond to your questions here. Official passport holders are generally top government officials and diplomats. The ministers, National Assembly leaders, Governors and Ambassadors all use the Official Passport.

  • joe

    how do i get the nigerian passport and national identity card cause i leave out side nigeria

    • flynaija

      It depends on the part of the world where you reside at the moment. Your best bet is to visit the closest consular office in your country of residence.

  • muhammed

    hi, i would like to know if this information is valid and up to date, thanks

    • flynaija

      Yes it is.

      • Sim

        Hello, i am Simo a Nigerian. I submitted application for France Schengen visa (31 oct 2014) and gave the collection slip to my agent as requested. Now he is not around and when i called he said he will go for collection when he come to town. I ask if the visa will not expire he said as long the passport has not been collected the visa has not started reading for expiring. He this true? Urgent respond pls.

  • jack

    pls do u need the inquirument for singapore with nigeria passport holder?
    pls send me info to

    • flynaija

      Hello Jack, your question is not really clear, could you please re-phrase?

  • Sunkyaki

    Thanks for the info and research. But aren’t there more? Kindly help find out.

    • flynaija

      Yes, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda also issue visa on arrival. :)

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    are you sure Nigerian can still travel to Cambodia, Laos, Macau up to date?

    • flynaija

      Yes, the information remain valid as at one month ago.

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