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As a Nigerian, are you planning a surprise trip for you and your loved one?

Or just looking for a beautiful place other than Nigeria to go to school, work or build a life?

Well, if you have to start applying for a visa, it would not only stress you, it would take the surprise out of it.

Worry no more! Career Acada has researched on visa-free countries Nigerians could travel to without having to worry so much about obtaining a visa before the trip.


Despite the low ranking, the Nigerian passport has on the world passport index, there are around 51 countries Nigerians could travel to visa-free.


The list of those countries include;

  • Antigua and Barbuda (electronic entry visa)
  • Barbados (visa-free)
  • Benin (visa-free)
  • Burkina Faso (visa-free)
  • Cameroon (visa-free)
  • Cape Verde (visa-free)
  • Chad (visa-free)
  • Djibouti (e-visa)
  • Dominica (visa-free)
  • Comoros (visa on arrival)
  • Cote d’Ivore (visa-free)
  • Ethiphia (e-visa, visa on arrival)
  • Fiji (visa-free)
  • Gabon (e-visa)
  • Gambia (visa-free)
  • Ghana (visa-free)
  • Guinea (visa-free)
  • Guinea-Bissau (visa-free)
  • Haiti (visa-free)
  • Kyrgyzstan (e-visa)
  • Lesotho (e-visa)
  • Iran (e-visa, visa on arrival)
  • Kenya (e-visa, visa on arrival)
  • Liberia (visa-free)
  • Madagascar (e-visa, visa on arrival)
  • Mali (visa-free)
  • Maldives (Visa on arrival)
  • Mauritania (Visa on arrival)
  • Mauritius (visa on arrival)
  • Mozambique (Visa on arrival)
  • Micronesia (visa-free)
  • Namibia (visa on arrival)
  • Niger (visa-free)
  • Pakistan (online visa)
  • Rwanda (e-visa, visa on arrival)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (visa-free)
  • Palau (visa-free)
  • Qatar (e-visa)
  • Samoa (Visa on arrival)
  • Sao Tome and Príncipe (e-visa)
  • Sierra Leone (visa-free)
  • Somalia (Visa on arrival)
  • Suriname (e-visa)
  • Senegal (visa-free)
  • Seychelles (Visa on arrival)
  • Timor Leste (visa on arrival)
  • Tuvalu (Visa on arrival)
  • Togo (visa-free)
  • Uganda (e-visa, visa on arrival)
  • Vanuatu (visa-free)
  • Zimbabwe (e-visa)
  • Zambia (e-visa)
  • I know what you’re thinking…


    some of those don’t even sound like country names.

    Well, you can expect something like that from a passport ranked 83rd in the freedom to travel around the world list.

    Some of those places are small Islands.

    You might decide that you want to travel to one of these destinations perhaps for vacation, schooling, or even to work.

    Let us give you more hints as to the perks of some of these visa-free countries you can go to with your Nigerian passport.

    Barbados: This is a beautiful country which is located in the eastern parts of the Caribbean islands.

    It is surrounded by beaches and has lots of tourist attractions.

    If you are a music lover, you should also know that famous American musician Rihanna was born here.

    You only need a valid passport and travel tickets when traveling to this country.

    Dominica: Dominica, a country located in the Americas, has a lot of beaches and is welcoming to foreigners.

    This country allows a stay of up to six months before you would be required to obtain a visa.

    Togo: If you are looking for a destination not too far from home that still feels like home, Togo is your best bet.

    It is rumored to be one of the nicest places to visit in West Africa.

    It has a nice landscape filled with hills and mountains, and some beaches.

    Best still, their educational system is top-notch and you get the added advantage of learning French.

    Timor-Leste: If you are a lover of the sea, scuba-diving, and other such things associated with the sea, then this country should be your destination.

    It stands northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands.

    It is popularly known as East Timor.

    With your Nigerian passport, you are allowed a 30 days visa-free visit.


    Tanzania: Home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, this country holds is a must-visit for mountain climbers.


    This country also holds three of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders.



    Tanzania has beaches, wildlife, and rich culture.

    You can get to have the time of your life in Tanzania and guess what?

    You can easily get a visa on entry into the country.

    Fiji Islands: The Fiji Islands are officially known as the Republic of Fiji, is a collection of 333 islands that sit on the south of the Pacific Ocean.

    English is one of their official languages. Fiji Islands are visa-free for Nigerians but a visitor’s permit may be required during your stay on any of these Islands with the option of renewal after 4months.

    You get to enjoy any of the beautiful beaches and pleasant sceneries in this country which is said to have one of the most developed economies in the pacific.

    Ghana: This is a popular country in West Africa which accommodates a lot of Nigerians, Being one of the ECOWAS countries, you can easily travel visa-free and explore all the goodies.

    They have great schools that seem more accessible than most Nigerian Universities.

    Maldives: This country is popular with Nigerians as a perfect location for a honeymoon or a peaceful getaway with family and friends.

    They have many beaches and serene sceneries to behold.

    Nigerians can stay in the Maldives for 30 days with a visa which can be picked up on arrival.

    Madagascar: if you have seen the animated movie, Penguins of Madagascar, you would long to visit this beautiful country, although you might be disappointed when you don’t find the penguins there.

    This country is called the eighth continent because although it is seen as part of Africa it has an utterly different landscape and a diversity of cultures.

    It happens to be the fourth largest island in the world and is believed to have been started by people who came from India over 80 million years ago.

    In Madagascar, you can enjoy the serenity of its palm tree-filled beaches and locally made wooden canoes. For Nigerians, a visa on arrival stay for 90 days is assured, if they plan to pay a visit.

    Seychelles: This Island country is located in East Africa with Islands like Zanzibar, Madagascar, and Mauritius as neighbors.

    Seychelles offers the warmth of its beaches, a diverse mix of cultures ranging from French, British, Indian, African, Arab, and Chinese origins, and also features their delicious dishes.

    As a Nigerian tourist, you can explore this beautiful island for a visa-free period of 30 days.

    Another plus is that English is also spoken in Seychelles, so you have nothing to worry about the language.


    Although this does not cover all, this gives a glimpse into what to expect from these visa-free countries.

    So visit, explore, and see if you might fall in love with any of these countries enough to want to school there, work there, or even build a life there.
    What then do you need to travel to a visa-free country?


    Before leaving for a visa-free country, you still need the following:

  • Your international passport
  • Proof of sufficient fund
  • Accommodation fee/arrangement
  • Return ticket
  • Once you have these and money or a good credit card, voila!
    You can start exploring.

    We hope this article has been helpful.

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