Visa Free Countries for Nigerian Citizens

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We have compiled a list of  Visa free Countries for Nigerians and details of activities and top attractions to explore in these destinations.

Barbados:

Barbados is an island in the Caribbean and is ranked as a leading tourist destination. It lies on the boundary of the South American and the Caribbean Plates. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens except you plan to stay for 6 months or more.

Capital: The capital and main city is Bridgetown.

Language: The official language in Barbados is English.

Currency:  The local currency is the Bajan dollar (BBD), but US dollars are accepted in almost all shops and restaurants.

Weather: The country generally experiences two seasons, the wet season which runs from June to November and dry season which runs from December to May.

Top attractions: Barbados Wildlife Reserve in Speightstown to Bathesha, Barbados Garrison Savannah Area around Bridgetown, Miami Beach in Oistins, Accra Beach in Hastings and Rockley, Parliament buildings in Bridgetown, Nidhe Isreal Museum in Bridgetown and Sunbury Plantation House in Bathsheba South to Christ Church Parish.

 

Republic of Benin:

Benin is a country in West Africa, bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Niger and Burkina Faso to the North. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Porto-Novo but the seat of government is in Cotonou which is the largest city and economic capital.

Language: the official language is French.

Currency: West African CFA franc.

Weather: Benin experiences high rainfall and dry season from November to February.

Top Attractions: Benin is known as the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) which remains the official religion of the country, and an important part of the life of ordinary Beninese. Attractions include, Musée Historique d’Abomey in Abomey, Grand Marché de Dantokpa in Cotonou, Musée Honmé in Port Novo, Musée Régional de Natitingou in Natitimgou, Kota falls in Natitingou and Python Temple in Ouidah.

 

Burkina Faso

 

Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa. It is surrounded by Mali, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Niger. Formerly known as the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed ‘Burkina Faso’ (which means ‘land of the upright/honest people’) in 1984. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Ouagadougou

Language: French is the official language.

Currency: West African CFA franc.

Weather: Burkina Faso experiences rainy season from May/June through September and dry season from October to April.

Top attractions: Karfiguéla Waterfalls around Banfora, Grande Mosquée in Bobo Dioulasso, Musée National in Ouagadougou, Moro-Naba Palace in Ouagadougou, Grand Marché in Bobo Dioulasso and Musée Communal Sogossira Sanon in Bobo Dioulasso.

 

Cameroon

Cameroon is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west, Chad to the north east, the Central African Republic to the east; Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Republic of Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.Visa is not required for citizens of Nigeria.

Capital: Yaounde

Language: French and English are the official languages.

Currency: Central African CFA franc.

Weather: Cameroon experiences both wet and dry seasons.

Top attractions: Monument da la Reunification in Yaounde, Mount Cameroon, Mechum falls in Wum, Doual’ Art and Marche des fleurs in Douala, Mefou National Park in Yaounde, Chutes de la Lobe in Kribi.

 

Cape Verde

Cape Verde is a country in West Africa and is bordered by Senegal. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Praia.

Language: Cape Verde’s official language is Portuguese.

Currency:  Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)

Weather: Cape Verde experiences warm, dry summer seasons.

Top attractions: Buracona-Olho Azul in Ilha do Sal, Praia de Santa Maria in Santa Maria, Pont d’ Aqua and Mont Verde in Mindelo, Museu Etnografico de Praia in Praia, Meseu Municipal in Sao Filipe, Fortaleza Real de San Felipe in Cidade Velha and Tarrafal Beach in Tarrafal.

 

Chad

Chad is in North Central Africa. It is bounded by Libya, Sudan, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African Republic. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: N’Djamena

Language: Chad’s official business languages are Arabic and French.

Currency: Central African CFA franc.

Top attractions: Musee National N’Djamena (National Museum), Grand Marche (central market), Lake Chad, Tibesti Mountains.

 

 

Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire is a country in West Africa. It is also known as Ivory Coast and is bordered by Liberia and Guinea in the west, Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) in the south. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: The political capital of Cote d’Ivoire is Yamoussoukro and its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan.

Language: The official language is French

Currency: West African CFA franc

Weather: Cote d’Ivoire experiences wet and dry seasons.

Top attractions: Bacilica of our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Reserve Naturelle du Banco in Abidjan, Mount Nienokoue, Musee National, Abidjan and Pont de la Victoire in Grand Bassam.

 

Dominica

Dominica is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It is known as the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’ due to its unspoiled natural beauty. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you plan to stay for more than 21days.

Capital:  Roseau

Language: English is the official language of Dominica.

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Weather: Dominica experiences heavy rainfall.

Top Attractions: Middleham Falls, Valley of Desolation/Boiling Lake, Trafalgar Falls, Victoria Falls, Sari Sari Falls, Syndicate Natural Trail and Champagne Beach in Roseau.

 

Fiji

 

Fiji is an island country in Melanesia, in the South Pacific Ocean. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you intend to stay longer than 4 months.

Language:  Fijian is the official language of Fiji, along with English and Fiji Hindi.

Currency: Fijian Dollar

Weather: The weather in Fiji is warm year round with minimal extremes.

Top Attractions: Fiji Museum in Suva, Colo-i-Suva-Forest Park, Robinson Crusoe Island, Tavoro Waterfalls in Taveuni Island, Vuda Point Marina Fiji in Lautoka, Natadola Beach, Paradise Beach, South Beach, Navala Village in Nadi, Kula Eco Park in Sigatoka, Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and Taveuni Island.

 

Gambia

 

Gambia is located in West Africa and is mostly surrounded by Senegal. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you intend to stay for more than 90days.

Capital: Banjul

Language: English is the official language of the Gambia.

Currency: Dalasi

Weather: Gambia has a tropical climate.

Top Attraction: Abuko Nature Reserve, James Island, Gambia River National Park, Sayang Beach, Kotu Beach, Bijilo Forest Park and Jufereh.

 

Ghana

Ghana is a country in West Africa.  It is bordered by Cote d’Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Accra

Language: English

Currency: Ghana cedi

Weather: Ghana experiences wet and dry seasons.

Top Attractions: Kakum National park, Labadi Pleasure Beach in Accra, Cape Coast Castle, Independence Square in Accra, Manhyia Palace Museum, St. George’s Castle in Elmina, Jamestown in Accra and Prempe II Jubilee Museum in Kumasi.

 

Guinea

 

Guinea is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea- Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast. It was formerly known as French Guinea. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Conakry

Language: French is the official language of Guinea.

Currency: Guinean franc

Weather: Guinea has a tropical climate.

Top Attractions: National Museum in Conakry, Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Le Voile de la Mariee in Kindia and Les Cascades de la Soumba in Dubreka.

 

Guinea-Bissau

 

Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south and east. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you intend to stay for more than 90days.

Capital: Bissau

Language: Portuguese

Currency: West African CFA franc

Weather: Guinea-Bissau is warm all year.

Top Attractions: Museum of African Artifacts, Fortaleza d’Amura, Lagoas Cufada Natural Park and Orange Islands National Park.

 

Haiti:

Haiti is a country in the Caribbean. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you plan to stay for a period exceeding 3 months.

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Language: French and Haitian Creole.

Currency: Haitian gourde

Weather: Haiti has a tropical climate.

Top Attractions: National Museum of Art, The Citadelle in Cap-Haitien, Labadee, Musee du Patheon National Haitien in Port-au-Prince, Bassin Bleu in Jacmel, Gelee beach, Kokoye beach, Sans- Souci Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral Ruins and Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince.

 

 

Liberia:

 

Liberia is a country on the West African coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to the west,Guinea to the north and Ivory Coast to the east. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Monrovia

Language: English is the official language of Liberia.

Currency: Liberian dollar

Weather: Liberia experiences wet and dry seasons.

Top Attractions: Liberian National Museun, Centennial Pavilion, Providence Island and Cece Beach, all in Monrovia.

 

Mali

 

Mali is a country in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria to the north, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire to the south, Guinea to the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania to the west. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Bamako

Language: French is the official language of Mali.

Currency: West African CFA franc

Weather: Mali experiences wet and dry seasons.

Top Attractions: Parc National du Mali, Bamako, Musee National de Bamako, Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) in Mopti, Great Mosquee of Djenne, La Dune Rose in Gao, Cathedral of Bamako and Tomb of Askia in Gao.

 

Mauritius

 

Mauritius is an Indian nation in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southeast of the Seychelles. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you intend to stay for a period exceeding 14 days.

Capital: Port Louis

Language: English and French are generally accepted as the official languages of Mauritius.

Currency: Mauritian rupee

Weather: Mauritius has two seasons, winter and summer.

Top Attractions: Moka Mountains, Rodrigues Island, Tamarin Bay, Les 7 Cascades in Riviere Noire, ille des Deux Cocos in Blue Bay, La Vanille Nature Park in Riviere des Anguilles, Le Morne Brabant and Trou d’Argent Beach in Rodriges Island.

 

Micronesia

 

Micronesia is an independent sovereign island nation consisting of four states (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae) that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you intend to stay for more than 30 days.

Capital: Palikir

Language: Micronesian languages.

Currency: US dollar

Weather: Tropical climate.

Top Attractions: Stone Money in Yap, Nan Madol in Pohnpei, The Blue Hole in Kosrae, Truk Lagoon in Chuuk, Kepirohi waterfalls, Lelu Island in Kosrae, Ant Atoll in Kolonia and Tamilyog Trail in Colonia.

 

Niger

 

Niger is located in West Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Niamey

Language: French

Currency: West African CFA franc.

Weather: Niger’s subtropical climate is mainly very hot and very dry, with much desert area.

Top Attractions: Grand Marche in Niamey, Agadez Grande Mosquee, Niger Sahara and Air Mountains.

 

Senegal

 

Senegal is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Gambia, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Dakar

Language: French is the official language of Senegal.

Currency: CFA franc

Weather: Senegal has a tropical climate with pleasant heat throughout the year.

Top Attractions: La Maison des enclaves in Dakar, National Bird Sanctuary in Saint-Louis, Lago Rosa, Accrobaobab Adventures and African Arts Museum in Dakar.

 

Sierra Leone

 

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea on the north, Liberia in the south-east, and the  Atlantic Ocean in the south-west.

Capital: Freetown

Language: English is the official language of Sierra Leone.

Currency: Leone

Weather: Sierra Leone has a tropical climate.

Top Attractions: Bunce Island in Freetown, Lumley beach, Bureh beach, National Railway Museum, River Number Two Beach and Aberdeen in Freetown, Gola Forest National Reserve in Kenema.

 

Togo

 

Togo is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens.

Capital: Lome

Language: French

Currency: CFA franc

Weather: Togo has a tropical climate.

Top Attractions: Grande Marche in Lome, Koutammakou in Kara, Monument de l’Independence and National Museum in Lome, Keran National Park, Slave House of Togo in Agbodrafo and Musee International du Golfe de Guinee in Lome.

 

Vanuatu:

Vanuatu is located in the South Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand and east of Australia. Visa is not required for Nigerian citizens unless you intend to stay for more than 30days.

Capital: Port-Vila

Language: The official languages of Vanuatu are Bislama, French and English.

Currency: Vanuatu vatu

Weather: Vanuatu has a tropical climate.

Top Attractions: Millenium Cave in Luganville, Mount Yasur in Tanna Island, Mele Cascades in Port-Vila, Blue Lagoon Swimming Hole, Champagne beach, Hideaway Island Marine Resort, Ekasup Village in Port-Vila, Mystery Island, Port Olry beach, Mount Hope waterfalls and Iririki Island.

 

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      1. Oh I am sorry – i didn’t say it correctly – how does one get a ticket to Barbados? Would that person need to have an American or UK or European visa?

  1. That will depend on your country of ‘transit’. British Airways, Delta, Lufthansa and others operate connecting flights to Bridgetown, Barbados.

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