The one thing to look out for especially when traveling for vacation is visa accessibility. It won’t be fun waning to travel and the visa requirement is so tedious. And as a Nigerian, there are several countries you can visit without a visa or visa on arrival.
As a Nigerian, there are about 45 countries to travel to without a visa or through a visa on arrival which is fair enough. We will be listing some of these countries below and hope you enjoy them.
What visa-free means is that you don’t need a visa to be allowed into such countries. However, the entry is based on the discretion of the officers at the border. When it comes to a visa on arrival, a little amount is paid to get this visa and your journey begins in full.
I will be listing the countries now and the necessary requirement and status of the visa to avoid anything you will regret:
List of Countries Offering Visa on Arrival for Nigeria
Barbados is located in North America, a part of the Commonwealth. Barbados does not require a visa to visit, however, you must go with your valid passport which must be valid for the duration of your stay, and a valid return ticket.
Staying in Barbados visa-free is for 6 months or 180 days. For more info, visit the Barbados Immigration website
Fiji is a country in Oceania, in the south pacific is an extensive group of islands that is over 300 islands. Citizens of about 100 countries don’t need a visa to visit Fiji including Nigerian citizens. One can stay in Fiji for 4 months or 120 days without a visa. For more info, you visit the Fiji Immigration website.
Ethiopia is located in Africa. It is known for the origin of the coffee bean. To travel to Ethiopia, one needs a visa. This visa can either be gotten on arrival or through Evisa.
Evisa is recommended because there is a high tendency of waiting in the queue to get a visa. The duration of stay is 90 days or 3 months and the visa fee starts from $99. For more information, visit Ethiopian Online Visa Website.
Lebanon is a country in the Middle East. It is a country in Western Asia. Lebanon is known for limestone caves, ruins from Roman ancient, and beautiful scenery.
To visit as a Nigerian, you must pay for your return ticket and you must show you have a copy of reservations made at a 3 to 5-star hotel, you must also have at least $2000 in cash. The duration of stay is for 30 days and for more information, visit Beirut International Website Airport.
Madagascar is a country in East Africa officially called the Republic of Madagascar. It is also located in the Indian Ocean as one of its islands. It is mostly known for its lemurs. To visit Madagascar as a Nigerian, you must either get an e-visa or get your visa on arrival. Again, the former is better to avoid long queues. Both visas start from 29.99 euros. For more info, please visit Madagascar Visa Application Website.
6. the Maldives
Maldives is a country in South Asia, it is officially called the Republic of Maldives. It has good scenery and is a lot of fun places to be in. As a Nigerian or a tourist, you will be given a 30-day visa upon arrival. Note that your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. The tourist visa is granted to all nationalities immediately after they arrive. The visa on arrival to visit the Maldives is free but it is necessary to have a sufficient sum of money. For more info, please visit the Maldives Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website.
Rwanda is a country in Africa, East Africa to be precise. Rwanda is famous for its beautiful scenery. It is called le pays des mile collines which means land of a thousand hills. It accepts both visas on arrival and e-visa. The visa on arrival officially cost $50 but many people said they got it for as low as $30. The duration of stay in Rwanda is 3o days. Need more information on traveling and a visa to Rwanda? Please, visit the Rwanda Immigration Website.
Iran is a country in the middles east in western Asia. They are famous for their art traditions. The duration of stay is for 30 days and you can always opt for an e-visa or visa on arrival. The visa on arrival costs 55 euros. Opting for the former is better for ease. For more information, visit Iran Visa Application Website.
Uganda is an African country in East Africa with a beautiful landscape. It has abundant wildlife with rare birds. It is famous for mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. To visit there, you need a visa which can either be on arrival or through the e-visa. The visa on arrival costs $50. For more info, visit the Uganda Immigration Website.
Timor-Leste is a continent in Asia, it is also called East Timor. It is part of the Southeast Asian Nation. Their currency is the popular united State dollar (USD). Tourists and visitors must note that it is necessary to apply for Visa Authorization Application at their embassy.
The visa on arrival is for a fee costing $30 and the duration of stay is for 90 days. For more information on visiting and tourism including visa information, please, visit the Timor-Leste Immigration Website.
Mauritius is located in Africa, East Africa to be precise. Mauritius is also a part of the Indian Ocean nation. It is popular for its reefs, beautiful beaches, lagoons, and beautiful scenery. The duration of stay is for 90 days. Well in those 14 days beautiful places can be visited. The visa can either be on arrival or on an e-visa. The visa on arrival is free but you must have your passport valid for at least 6 months. Proof of return flight is also necessary. For more info, visit the Mauritius Immigration Website.
There are still other countries not listed here, but note that the countries not listed here are not bad neither are the countries listed here referenced as the best. You can visit Travel with a pen or TWAP for more interesting visits. Click here to visit them.
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