2023 Visa Free Countries For Nigerians To Visit

  1. Barbados
  2. Benin
  3. Burkina Faso
  4. Cameroon
  5. Cape Verde
  6. Chad
  7. Comoros
  8. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  9. Djibouti
  10. Dominica
  11. Fiji
  12. Gambia
  13. Ghana
  14. Guinea
  15. Guinea-Bissau
  16. Haiti
  17. Iran
  18. Kenya
  19. Liberia
  20. Madagascar
  21. Maldives
  22. Mali
  23. Mauritania
  24. Mauritius
  25. Micronesia
  26. Mozambique
  27. Niger
  28. Palau
  29. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  30. Saint Lucia
  31. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  32. Samoa
  33. Senegal
  34. Seychelles
  35. Sierra Leone
  36. Somalia
  37. Sri Lanka
  38. Sudan
  39. Tanzania
  40. Togo
  41. Tuvalu
  42. Uganda
  43. Vanuatu
  44. Zambia
  45. Zimbabwe

Again, please note that visa requirements can change, and it’s always recommended to check with the relevant authorities or embassies for the most up-to-date and accurate information before planning your travel.

Nigerians have for some time faced enormous problems when going to a foreign embassy to apply for visa. It is estimated that millions of Nigerians yearly get rejected visas in embassies all over the world.

As a way of preventing the wrong people gaining entry into these countries, these countries have a few things in place as a means of screening travellers. These include:

  • International Passport
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • Accomodation
  • Return ticket

However, there are some countries that you can travel to without applying for a visa but you’ll be asked to pay for the visa alongside the above requirement prior to your entry.

We’ll take a look at each of the countries and highlight the things you need for a hassle-free stay in this country.


For an enjoyable trip to Barbados, you don’t need a visa but you should provide the officials with an e-passport, a proof of sufficient funds in your account as well as a return ticket. However, you can stay for no more than 6 months.


You can stay in the republic of Benin for 3 months before you’re required to produce a visa. So if you don’t mind spending a few months in this country then you can pack your bags and off you go.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is another place you can visit without a visa. However, you can stay here for as long as you’d like.


Cameroon is another visa free country. You can stay in the country for as long as 90 days after which you’ll be expected to have applied for a visa.

Cape Verde

You don’t need a visa to stay in Cape Verde as long as you can prove to the official that you won’t be staying beyond you r alloted time. This is done by presenting a return ticket indicating your exit date.


You can stay in Chad for as long as 3 months without a visa. You will need to provide a return ticket to indicating that you won’t be staying permanently.

Cote D’Ivoire

If you’d like to learn a little French just by travelling to a French speaking country for a few months without a visa then Cote D’Ivoire it is.


This is one of the non-African countries where you don’t need a visa. But you’ll need to provide a return ticket to show that you won’t be staying in the country for good.


Fiji is another top destination for travellers that don’t want to go through the rigours of applying for a visa. However, you have a maximum duration of 4 months before you would be asked to produce a visa.


Gambia is another free country if you have a Nigerian passport. But as expected you’ll need to produce a return ticket.


One of the most interesting West African country without having to apply for a visa is Ghana. However, you’ll need to produce a return ticket and passport which you will present prior to entry into the country.


You don’t need a visa to visit Guinea but you need to show that you’ll be returning to your country after your trip with a return ticket.


Guinea Bissau is another country that you can visit without having to apply for a visa but as expected you’ll need to show your return ticket indicating you’ll be returning and sufficient proof of funds showing that you can foot your bill in the course of your trip.


You can stay up to 90 days in Haiti and as expected you should be able to prove that you’ll be returning at the end of your trip.


Mali is another visa-free country. You just need to show that you’ll be staying for the stipulated visa free period and returning to your homeland.


You just have to present your passport at the point of entry. But you’ll need to produce at least $100 as a proof of sufficient fonds.


Liberia is another place you don’t need a visa to visa. You just need to present your return ticket to indicate you’re in the country for only some time.


Niger is another visa free country. interestingly, the country shares boundaries with Nigeria.


You are not required to apply for visa to Senegal as long as you won’t be staying more than 90 days.

Sierra Leone

You don’t require a visa to visit Sierra Leone. You just have to book your return ticket and you’re good to go.


Somalia is another visa free country and you can stay in the country for up to 30 days without a visa.


Togo is another visa-free country in Africa for Nigerians.


The little known Vanuata is another country you can explore without having to apply for a visa permit.


Bangladesh is another visa-free country with 30 days permit to stay in the country. However, you’d need to provide $500 as a proof of sufficient funds and return tickets.


You’re allowed to stay for 30 days in Burundi without a visa.


Comoros is not exactly a visa free but you can still travel without a visa. You’ll get your visa on arrival for $50.

Other countries that allow you to travel but issue a visa on arrival include:

  • Djibouti

  • Iran

  • Kenya

  • Maldives

  • Mozambique

  • Nauru

  • Palau

  • Samoa

  • Seychelles

  • Tanzania

  • Tuvalu

  • Tanzania

  • Uganda

  • Timor Leste

  • Madagascar

  • Uganda

  • Georgia

  • Sri Lanka

You can now travel to any of this countries to study, work or do some tourism as long as you have your valid passport with you and other legal documents.

It is also worthy to note that this list is subjected to change since any of the enlisted countries might decide to retract or change their favorable policies anytime. We will keep this list as up to date as possible.

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