17 Countries Outside Africa Nigerians Can Visit Without Visa

Ever wondered how many countries you can visit without a visa with your Nigerian passport? Not so many. Especially when compared to other African countries like Mauritius, South Africa and even Ghana.

Our almighty green card is ranked the 95th in the world with a visa-free/visa on arrival access to only 46 countries, most of which are in Africa. In fact, there are no emerging or advanced-market economies among the 46 countries Nigerian passport holders can travel to without a prior visa.

But, there sure are some beautiful places! Here are 17 countries outside our beloved continent that Nigerians can visit without having to go through the hassle of a visa.


Located in the western area of the North Atlantic and about 100 kilometres east of the Caribbean Sea and the Windward Island, Barbados offers a visa-free stay for Nigeria passport holders for a duration of six months (180 days). You will only be required to provide an E-passport, return ticket and proof of sufficient funds to gain entry into the country.

Barbados has a population of over 287,000 people and offers more than 80 pristine white-sand beaches, including many that are recognised as the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Nigerians traveling to Barbados will experience no communication barrier as English is the official language. Barbados’ official currency is Barbados dollar.

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Just like Barbados, Dominica offers Nigerians visa-free entry for 6 months (180 days). This country is a mountainous Caribbean island with tropical rainforests, waterfalls, lakes, gorges, rivers, and steamy hot springs. The rugged coastline accommodates rustic shoreline villages and rocky black-sand beaches, which tend to be good for snorkeling or diving spots. The currency is East Caribbean Dollar (XCD), while the official language is English.


Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Fiji boasts of over 300 islands and over 800,000 people. It’s famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons.

As a Nigerian Passport holder, you can stay in the country for 4 months (120 days) without a visa, but you may need a visitor’s permit for the period of your stay. This permit can be renewed after the visa-free period for 2 months. The country has three official languages including English, Fijian and Fiji Hindi.

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The Federated States of Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean comprising more than 600 islands. Micronesia is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. The country is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives and ancient ruins, including Nan Madol, sunken basalt temples and burial vaults that extend out of a lagoon on Pohnpei.

Micronesia offers visa-free entry for Nigerians for a duration of 30 days. The official language is English and the currency is United State Dollar (USD).


Haiti is a Caribbean country that occupies the western third of the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola. Nigerians can stay for 90 days visa-free. Due to its mountainous terrain, Haiti is a heaven for hikers and explorers.

You could pay a visit to the Labadee Resort managed by Royal Caribbean International. Attractions in Haiti include numerous beaches, water sports, a waterpark, and traditional Haitian dance performances.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis situated in North America offers Nigerians visa-free entry for a period of 90 days. The country’s official language is English and the currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar.

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Tourists love the country because of its cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches.

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Cooks Island

Cooks Island is an island country in free association with New Zealand. The country is breathtakingly beautiful and offers visa-free entry for Nigerians on tour for a period of 31 days.

Cook Island has a population of 18,000 people. The official language is English, but many people speak Maori.


Visa-free for Nigerian passport holders for a period of 30 days, Vanuatu consists of 83 islands in the Southwest Pacific.

The country’s official languages are English, French and Bislama. Vanuatu vatu is the official currency.

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Niue is a tiny island in the South Pacific Ocean with a population of under 2,000 and just one flight in and out per week. It’s known for its limestone cliffs and coral-reef dive sites. Niue tourist visa is not required for citizens of Nigeria for a stay up to 30 days.


Samoa is an enchanting country located in the South Pacific Ocean. It comprises of two main islands, Savai’i and Upolu, and four smaller islands that are blessed with spectacular waterfalls and gorges, lush green rainforests, volcanic caves, amazing wildlife sanctuaries, exquisite reef-outlined beaches, and serene lakes. Samoa tourist visa is not required for Nigerian passport holders for a stay up to 60 days.

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Marked by lush greenery and many waterways, Bangladesh is located in South Asia. The country offers a 30 days permit for Nigerians to stay in the country. You will be required to provide $500 worth proof of funds and return ticket.

Bangladesh’s official language is Bengali.


Well known for its beautiful beaches and ancient temple cities, Cambodia allows Nigerians entry with a 30-day visa on arrival at the port of entry. It is located in Southeast Asia.


Nigerian passport holders traveling to Iran can get a maximum 30-day visa on arrival. Iran is located in Western Asia and a beautiful tourist attraction.

Iran is the world’s 18th most populous country with 83 million inhabitants. Iran’s official language is Persian and the official currency is Iranian rial.


The Republic of Maldives is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. Nigerians looking to visit the Maldives for no more than 30 days can do so by applying for a visa on arrival. The official language is Dhivehi.


Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean. Palau offers Nigerian citizens a 30-day visa upon their arrival at any international airport in Palau.

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Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its 9 islands comprise small, thinly populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites. Nigerians can get a 30-day visa upon their arrival at any international airport in Tuvalu and at all land border crossings in the country.

English is one of the official languages. The country uses the Australian dollar and the Tuvaluan dollar.


Timor-Leste is a Southeast Asian country that offers visa on arrival to Nigerian passport holders for a period of 30-days. The country’s official languages are Portuguese and Tetun.

Timor-Leste is enriched with beautiful landscapes and rich traditions. The misty mountains, village markets, beautiful beaches, stunning views, exciting activities, all make the country a wonderful holiday destination.

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