Visa Free Countries for Nigerians (2021 Update)

Getting a visa into a foreign country is usually not easy, especially when you’re a Nigerian –them no just trust us. I’ve seen people spend hundreds of thousands of Naira trying to secure a visa to one foreign country or the other all to no avail. See the List of Visa free countries for Nigerians

We all know that the popular American and European countries will promptly deny you a Visa to their countries for reasons best known to them even if your intentions are genuine.

So I decided to look beyond these countries that like doing Shakara with their Visa and bring you a list of countries which Nigerians can enter visa free (you need an international passport though).

Also read: How To Travel Abroad From Nigeria

You should know that you do not require a visa to go to any West African country. This is because of the ECOWAS treaty between these African states. Some of the West African states I’m referring to includes:

  • Benin Republic
  • Sierra Leone
  • Burkina Faso
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Nigeria
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • Chad

You can travel to the above countries without a Visa. All you need is your international passport.

The list below contains non-West African countries you can travel to without a visa.

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Yes, you don’t need a Visa to land in Haiti. The North American country located in the Caribbean will only issue you a visa if you plan on staying in their country for more than four months.


Federated States of Micronesia

I’m guessing you’ve not heard about this country before, don’t fret, I only discovered it during my research for this article. The country is located in Oceania. As a Nigerian with a valid Nigerian issued international passport, you don’t need a Visa to enter Micronesia, but you’ll need one if you intend on staying for a couple of months.



Vanuatu is a small Island in the South Pacific Ocean. The Republic of Vanuatu as it is popularly known is populated by just over 200,000 people. You don’t need a Visa to enter this country except you’re staying for more than a month.



The East-African country is renowned for being a highly sought after tourist attraction because of thehugeabundance of wildlife in the country. You can enter the country without visa but you’ll need to have plenty other documents and money requiredfor your stay intact.


Dominica Republic

The Island of Dominica Republic is located in south-southeast of Guadeloupe. Nigerians who posses international passport can travel to Dominican Republic and can stay for up to 60 days without a Visa but will require one if they intend staying for longer.



I can totally assure you that you can travel to India’s close neighbors Bangladesh without a Visa. However, on arrival in the country you will then be issued a visa depending on how long you intend on staying.



The small African Island is an exciting place to visit and better still, you don’t need a visa to set foot on this country.



Iran is an Islamic country which allow Nigerians to enter their country without a visa, although they will grant you a visa after you arrive. Iran will not give you a stay visa if they find Israeli stamp on your passport.



Barbados is a country located in the Caribbean. The country is not too populous and jobs are aplenty. Barbados will grant you free visa entry but you’ll need one if you intend staying for more than 6 months. A lot of people visit Barbados for holidays because of the serene weather on the Island.



You don’t need a visa to travel to Fiji. Your international passport is enough. But you’ll be given one if you intend on staying for a lengthy period of time.



Samoa is a relatively small country that lies about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean. Nigerians generally don’t need a visa to visit this country. However, you would require a visa if you intend to stay in this country for more than 60 days.



Nauru is a small rock island that is situated south pacific side of Oceania. Nigerian don’t need a visa to travel to this country. However, you will be given a visa upon arrival. However, you should no that this country isn’t that rich. Nigerians normally go to this country so that the can travel to a better country easier.



The Republic of Maldives is a country that is located in South Asia. It is strictly an Islamic country that is ruled by sharia law. If you can not abide by their laws, please it’s advisable not to travel to this country. You would be given a visa on arrival into this country.



This country is an island nation that is that is located in the Indian ocean, North East of Madagascar. You would generally need a visa into this country if you intend to spend more than 90 days in it.


East Timor

This country is officially known as the Democratic Republic of Timor-Lest. It is located in the Asian continent and its very close to Indonesia. Nigerians only requires a visa to visit this country if they intend to spend more than 30 days in this country. The country is really not rich, but her citizens are quite friendly . You should really consider visiting this country.



Tuvalu is a Polynesian island country that is located in the Pacific Ocean, which is situated in Oceania. This country is very poor in comparison with some of the countries around it. You would only need a visa if you seek staying in this country for more than 30 days.

So that is it guys. All the countries that we have discussed above are completely visa free countries for Nigerians. You can always feel free to travel to any of these countries without going through the stress of applying for visas. Do you still have any other questions, please do well to use the comment section down below, and we shall get back to you ASAP.


You can totally check out these countries and tell which of them you’ll rather visit.

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