Countries Nigerians Can Visit Without A Visa in 2016

Nigerian Passport
Getting a visa is one of the first things that come to mind when planning a foreign trip. Now, according to the Passport Index, the Nigerian passport ranks 81st in the world, giving us visa-free or visa on arrival to 44 countries.

In my previous post, I tried to link a useful page that lists the countries we can go to without a visa, but most sites are out of date, distracted by ads, other irrelevant data or carry malware. As a result, I decided to put together this post.

VISA-FREE ACCESS COUNTRIES
No Country Max Number of Days
1 Barbados 6 months
2 Benin 90 days
3 Burkina Faso
4 Cameroon 90 days
5 Cape Verde
6 Chad 3 months
7 Côte d’Ivoire
8 Dominica 6 months
9 Fiji 4 months
10 Gambia
11 Ghana
12 Guinea
13 Guinea-Bissau
14 Haiti 3 months
15 Liberia
16 Mali
17 Micronesia 30 days
18 Niger
19 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 months
20 Samoa 60 days
21 Senegal 90 days
22 Sierra Leone
23 Togo
24 Vanuatu 30 days
VISA ON ARRIVAL COUNTRIES
No Country Max Number of Days
1 Bangladesh 30 days
2 Cambodia 30 days
3 Comoros
4 Djibouti
5 Iran 30 days
6 Kenya 3 months
7 Madagascar 90 days
8 Maldives 30 days
9 Mauritania Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
10 Mauritius 2 weeks
11 Mozambique 30 days
12 Nicaragua 30 days
13 Palau 30 days
14 Rwanda 30 days
15 Tanzania
16 Timor-Leste 30 days
17 Tuvalu 1 month
18 Uganda May apply online

Note that all the listed countries require that your passport be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the period of your intended stay.

Many require that you show proof of funds to cover the period of your stay, along with your return/onward ticket to your home country or your next international destination. This ticket is proof that you will leave the country within the stated time. Obviously, it has to be an international airline ticket or other means of transportation that leaves the country.e.g cruise, train, bus, ferry, private boat or jet, unless stated otherwise.

Finally, please keep in mind that visa-free access or visa on arrival is NOT A RIGHT to enter the country. Don’t get there and start showing yourself. Admission into the country is at the discretion of the border officials. If you are going for reasons besides tourism, I strongly suggest you apply for a visa here in Nigeria.

Bon voyage!

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