The Nigerian passport is ranked 138th in the world by the 2024 Passport Index, according to the latest data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This means that Nigerian citizens can travel visa-free, with e-visa and visa on arrival as well to more than 55 countries and territories, ranking the Nigerian passport 98th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.

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    In this blog post, we will explore the following topics:

    • E Visa Countries for Nigerian passport holders 2024
    • Visa free countries for Nigerian citizens
    • Visa on arrival countries for Nigerian citizens

    E Visa Countries for Nigeria 2024

    If you are a Nigerian citizen who loves to travel, you may be wondering which countries offer online visas or e-visas for your passport. E-visas are electronic visas that you can apply for and obtain online, without having to visit an embassy or consulate. E-visas are convenient, fast, and often cheaper than traditional visas.

    According International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Henley passport index Nigerian citizens can get an e-visa for 38 countries as of February 2024. Some of the countries that offer online visas for Nigerian passport holders are:

    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Gabon
    • South Sudan
    • Ethiopia
    • Kenya
    • Tanzania
    • Cabo Verde
    • Djibouti
    • Georgia
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Turkey
    • Lesotho
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Suriname
    • Vietnam
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    An e-visa is an electronic visa that you can apply for and obtain online, without having to visit an embassy or consulate. Common requirements includes a valid passport, a digital photo, and a payment method to complete the application. You will also need to print out the e-visa confirmation and present it at the border.

    Visa Free Countries for Nigerian Citizens

    As of February 2024, Nigerian passport holders can travel visa free to 27 countries and territories. For visa-free travels, you still must have a valid passport (usually six months after your departure date) and you must purchase travel health insurance as required by your destination country.

    Here is the list of visa free countries for Nigerians:

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Barbados
    • Benin
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cameroon
    • Cabo Verde
    • Chad
    • Cook Islands
    • Ivory Coast
    • Dominica
    • Fiji
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Haiti
    • Liberia
    • Mali
    • Micronesia
    • Montserrat
    • Niger
    • Niue
    • Senegal
    • Sierra Leone
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Gambia
    • Togo
    • Vanuatu

    Visa on Arrival Countries for Nigerian Citizens

    If you are a Nigerian citizen, you can get a visa on arrival for 17 countries. A visa on arrival is a type of visa that you can obtain after entering the country that issues it. Usually, there is a separate section at the airport where you can submit your application for your visa on arrival.

    The countries that offer visa on arrival for Nigerian citizens are:

    • Cambodia
    • Comoros
    • Ethiopia
    • Iran
    • Kenya
    • Madagascar
    • Maldives
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Palau
    • Rwanda
    • Somalia
    • Timor-Leste
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda

    Nigeria Visa-Free Countries in Europe

    Unfortunately, there are no visa-free countries in Europe for Nigerian passport holders. However, there are some countries that offer e-visas or visa on arrival for Nigerians, which can make your travel to Europe easier and faster.

    • Georgia
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Turkey

    Is Barbados Visa Free for Nigeria?

    Yes, Barbados is visa free for Nigeria. Nigerian citizens do not need a tourist visa when travelling to Barbados. You can stay for up to six months without a visa. However, you still need a valid passport and travel health insurance. You may also need a transit visa depending on which country your flight takes you through and how long you are in-transit.

    Wrapping up

    We hope that this blog post has given you some useful information about the e-visa countries for Nigeria, as well as the visa free countries, the visa on arrival countries, and the visa requirements for other countries. Happy travels!