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Top 20 Visa Free Countries for Nigerians 2021 Guide

By on June 13, 2021 0 179 Views

There are many youths on the lookout for visa free countries for Nigerians with international passport. Some desire jobs, education and better life and would take on any opportunity to travel.

Visa free countries for Nigerians are usually a result of regional governments agreements with the Nigerian government on trade, tourism, education, manpower and other travel needs, such agreements such as the ECOWAS countries and commonwealth agreements allow Nigerians to travel to member countries without a visa. 

The only requirement for travel to these countries is just the Nigeria passport, so by implication, once you have the Nigeria passport, you can travel to these countries.

In this article, I have described a list of top 20 visa free countries for Nigerians with international passport.

List of 20 Visa Free Countries for Nigerians 

The following is a list of the top 20 Visa Free Countries for Nigerians with international passport:

1. Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the South Eastern Caribbean sea, the country home of Rihanna and the birthplace of rum and formerly known as “Los Barbados.” The country is famous for its tropical beaches, fantastic surf, long pirate history, land of flying fish, crop over festival, chattel houses, green Monkeys, horse racing and Mongoose. It is a popular tourist location for many travelers all over the world. It is a visa free country for Nigerians with international passport.

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2. Fiji

This is famous among the visa free countries for Nigerians, Fiji is popular for its 330 beautiful islands and numerous island adventures, bula greetings and genuine friendliness, beautiful everyday beaches, Fiji museum, sand dunes and unique dishes. It is a popular choice for family resorts. 

Learn more about Fiji here

3. Montserrat 

Montserrat is famous for its coral reefs and caves along its shores, rendezvous bay beaches, hiking trails, center hills with rich diversity and its famous festivals such as St Patrick’s week celebration, calabash festival and carnival. It is also among visa free countries for Nigerians with international passport.

4. Benin Republic

The Benin Republic is one of Nigeria’s neighbours in tropical Africa popular for its subsistence agriculture and exports of cotton and palm oil, its popular language is french.  

5. The Gambia

This is one of Africa’s country with the finest beaches along its small Atlantic coastline. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa with borders with Senegal. It is unique for its climate, friendly locals, quiet beach resorts and diverse wildlife. Its unique climate makes it a popular tourist location for Europeans, Americans and other countries. 

6. Niger Republic 

This is another Nigeria’s neighbours that do not require visa from Nigerians, it is a poor country with a huge debt profile – one of the highest in the world. Niger is home to the world’s largest deposit of uranium. The citizens mostly practice subsistence agriculture. 

7. Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is another African country that is among the visa free countries for Nigerians. It is one of the world’s landlocked countries with no direct access to the sea. It is commonly known as the land of honest men. It has a huge gold reserve and one of the former French colonies in Africa. 

8. Ghana

Ghana is a West African county and a member of the ECOWAS commonwealth nations. It is famous for its rich gold reserves, cocoa and newly discovered oil. The country is popular for its Ghana Jollof, spicy soups, corn-based and cassava-based foods, sandy desert, shrubby savannah and Lush rainforest.

9. Niue

Niue is a tiny island in the Polynesian Pacific region, the largest coral atoll found in the middle of the South Pacific, regarded as the friendliest and most laid-back country in the world. It is popular for its triangle boundary of Tonga, Samoan and Cook Islands and does not require visa from Nigerians before entry. 

10. Cameroon

Cameroon is also one of Nigeria’s Neighbours often regarded as Africa in miniature with one of the highest literacy rates in the continent and home to one of the three waterfalls in Africa. Cameroon is often regarded as the wettest country in the world with its diverse geography and culture. It possesses one of the toughest football teams on the continent. 

11. Morocco 

A popular country in the Sahara desert and known for its mint tea and pastries, Majorelle garden, beautiful and unique architecture and possess tagine spices that make unique dishes and delicacies. 

12. Burundi

Burundi is popular for its huge cultivation of tea and coffee and probably one of the world’s main exporters of teas and coffee. It has unique food and drinks, Tanganyika hosts, Sangala (known as captain), Mukeke and Ndagala that are not available in any part of the world.  Burundi offers 30 days free visa for Nigerians. 

13. Dominica Republic

Dominica republic offers 21 days free visa for Nigerians.  It is popular for its blue ocean waters, white sand beaches, beautiful resorts, and home to the oldest cathedral in the Americas. Larima is only found here, they got their independence from Haiti.

14. Liberia

Known for its long civil war and one of the countries responsible for insecurities across other African countries, Liberia is the only black nation in Africa that was never subjected to any colonial rule. It is rich in natural resources such as iron ore, gold, timbers and rubbers. Home to one of the world’s famous footballer George Weah who is also the current president. 

15. Maldives

Maldives offers 30 days of free visa entry for Nigerians. It is famous for its vibrant cultures, beautiful beaches and seas with sharks and whales, and popular for water sports, special cuisines and spa. Maldives is known for its mesmerising coral islands, white sandy beaches, bluest of waters and a blissful vacation location for families and spouse. 

16. Senegal

Home to one of Africa’s finest musician Akon and member of ECOWAS is a West African country that does not require visa from Nigerians. However, on long stays, certain documentation or visa is required. 

17. Mauritius 

Mauritius offers 90 days of free visa status for Nigeria passport holders. It is one of the most developed countries in Africa and famous for its DODO (extinct flightless bird the size of swan), it is home to one of the world’s most expensive resorts that cost as high as $600 per night, known for its natural and man-made attractions it possesses multi-ethnic rich cultural diversity. It is also popular for its beaches and water spots. 

18. Georgia

Georgia is the only European nation that does not require visa from Nigerians before entry. It offers Nigerians visa on arrival for 30 days. 

19. Rwanda

Landlocked republic lying south of the Equator in east-central Africa. Known for its breathtaking scenery, known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” with its official language as Kinyarwanda. Rwanda is a major producer of coffee and tea and often referred to as birdwatchers paradise. The country hosts a car-free day to prompt exercise and good health.

20. Kenya

Popular for its fast runners and athletes, a country in East Africa famed for its scenic landscapes and vast wildlife preserves. Its Indian Ocean coast provided historically important ports by which goods from Arabian and Asian traders have entered the continent for many centuries. And popular for its dishes such as Ugali (Cornmeal Staple), Irio (Mashed Peas and Potato Mix), Githeri (Beans and Corn), Kenyan Pilau (Spiced Rice) and Wali wa Nazi (Coconut Rice).


Many Nigerian youths are desirous of travelling outside the country for better opportunities to maximize their potentials, the majority of the time, such travel desires are faced with visa denials which lower their morals and kill their dreams of immigration to another country.

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As a Nigerian desiring to travel out of the country for better opportunities after school, there are numerous visa free countries for Nigerians in Europe, Asia, America and other African countries, some allow you to stay for as long as 90 days before offering the option to get a visa while some allow you to even stay longer.

In this article, I have compiled a list of beautiful travel destinations that serve as visa free countries for Nigerians with international passport.

Read also: How to Obtain Dubai Work Visa for Nigerians.

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