The visa conditions for visiting African countries not as ‘difficult’ as you might have imagined. As any local ‘naija peep’ may know travelling on a plain old green Nigerian passport is no joke.
Before even thinking about entering most countries around the world, you are required to pass the ultimate endurance test – a visa application.
Reams and reams of paperwork, sweaty-palmed interviews, exorbitant amounts of money and throbbing admin headaches
later, you may or may not be allowed to hop in and out of a destination as fast as your little legs can carry you.
However, if you delve just a little bit deeper, it turns out that the world is actually a whole lot more open to you than we may have thought!
All in all there are about 44 countries around the globe Nigerians can enter on the naija passports alone, and while they may not be the US, Canada, Australia or most of Europe, there are some pretty dang exciting places to go.
So what about visiting African countries? Guess you haven’t thought about that
Below is a table we put together to help you understand the visa requirements to all the countries in our continent at least.
Countries in Africa Nigerians can visit
|Benin||Visa not required|
|Burkina Faso||Visa not required|
|Cape Verde||Visa not required|
|Cameroon||Visa not required|
|Central African Republic||Visa required|
|Chad||Visa not required|
|Comoros||Visa on arrival|
|Republic of the
|Cote d’Ivoire||Visa not required|
|Djibouti||Visa on arrival|
|Equatorial Guinea||Visa required|
|Gambia||Visa not required|
|Ghana||Visa not required|
|Guinea||Visa not required|
|Guinea-Bissau||Visa not required|
|Kenya||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Liberia||Visa not required|
|Madagascar||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Mali||Visa not required|
|Mauritania||Visa on arrival|
|Mauritius||Visa not required|
|Niger||Visa not required|
|Senegal||Visa not required|
|Seychelles||Visitor’s Permit on arrival||1 month|
|Sierra Leone||Visa not required|
|Somalia||Visa on arrival||30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted
to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
|South Africa||Visa required|
|South Sudan||Visa required|
|Tanzania||Visa required||Visa has to be obtained at the Abuja embassy. See details here|
|Togo||Visa not required|
|Uganda||Visa on arrival|