Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Countries to visit 'without' a visa for Nigerian passport holders


A few times I've been discouraged by visa processes or just did not have enough time to deal with it. This led me to do some research. 
I found a list of countries Nigerians can visit without visas here.

On the other hand, there are some visas that may be more powerful than you think for Nigerian passport holders. With these visas you can easily visit many other countries without a visa…dang! 
Nigerian passports


Many of these countries believe that if you have a U.S, U.K, Schengen or Canadian visa, you must have gone through some thorough checks. The visas therefore grant you access to other countries for a short stay (please check the length of time for each country). 
If you were looking for your next holiday destination, here is a list of some of the countries I found. You might need a map to locate some of them, haahahaha.

You will notice that some countries are repeated in all categories.



Travel with a US visa

1) United States of America

2) Mexico

3) Bermuda

4) US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam

5) Costa Rica

6) Panama

7) Antigua and Barbuda

8) Aruba

9) Cuba (must hold the Tourist Card, which can be obtained from Cuban embassies, authorized airlines and travel agencies)

10) Dominican Republic

11) Albania

12) Bosnia and Herzegovina

13) Georgia

14) Macedonia

15) Montenegro

16) Serbia

17) Belize

18) British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos

19) Turkey – visa is not exempt but eligible to apply for a 30 day e-visa online

20) Qatar - visa is not exempt but eligible to apply for eTA and then avail visa on arrival


Travel with a UK visa

1) United Kingdom

2) Mexico

3) Panama

4) Antigua and Barbuda

5) Cuba (must hold the Tourist Card, which can be obtained from Cuban embassies, authorized airlines and travel agencies)

6) Dominican Republic

7) Albania

8) Bosnia and Herzegovina

9) Georgia

10) Macedonia

11) Montenegro

12) Serbia

13) Turkey – visa is not exempt but eligible to apply for a 30 day e-visa online

14) Qatar - visa is not exempt but eligible to apply for eTA and then avail visa on arrival

15) Belize

16) Costa Rica

17) Aruba

18) Sint Maarten

19) Romania

20) Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Turks and Caicos (British Territories)

21) Bonaire (Kingdom of the Netherlands)



Travel with a Schengen visa

1) 26 Schengen countries - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland

2) Mexico

3) Belize

4) Antigua and Barbuda

5) Aruba

5) Sint Maarten

6) Albania

7) Andorra -  Andorra doesn’t require any visa, but entry/exit to Andorra is only through Spain or France which requires a Schengen Visa. The Schengen visa must be multiple-entry or at least double-entry as the entry/exit to Andorra is only through the Schengen zone

8) Bosnia and Herzegovina

9) Bulgaria

10) Croatia

11) Cyprus

12) Georgia

13) Kosovo

14) Macedonia

15) Monaco

16) Montenegro

17) Romania

18) San Marino - San Marino doesn’t require any visa, but entry/exit to San Marino is only through Italy which requires a Schengen Visa. Schengen visa must be multiple-entry or at least double-entry as the entry/exit to San Marino is only through Schengen zone

19) Serbia

20) Vatican City

21)Turkey - visa is not exempt but eligible to apply for a 30 day e-visa online

22) Qatar - visa is not exempt but eligible to apply for eTA and then avail visa on arrival

23) Bonaire (Kingdom of the Netherlands)


Travel with a Canadian visa

1) Canada

2) Mexico

3) Costa Rica

4) Panama

5) Antigua and Barbuda

6) Cuba (Must hold the Tourist Card, which can be obtained from Cuban embassies, authorized airlines and travel agencies)

7) Dominican Republic

8) Georgia

9) Macedonia

10) Qatar - visa is not exempt but eligible to apply for eTA and then avail visa on arrival

11) Aruba

12) Bahamas (I am skeptical about this one, it says all nationalities but the last time I checked, I was told that I needed a visa)

13) Curaçao

14) Sint Marteen



Disclaimer:

Please note that with some other nationalities, they are eligible to visit more countries. This list is limited to Nigerian passport holders.

Always check before you make your travel plans as I imagine these lists get updated from time to time. Countries may choose to revoke the visa free entry to other countries.

Admittance into any country is subject to the immigration officer’s discretion



Reference - please see Visa Traveler and Buzz Nigeria, I got a lot of information from these websites, then compared with other sites.

2 comments:

  1. You have green passports! I never thought of that. They look great.
    I'm happy with my burgundy European passport.
    I just hope we don't make it any harder for anyone to get a visa to come here. I won't dwell on this though - we agreed a while ago it has been going on too long. But, hoping for a positive outcome soon.

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    1. It's hard as it is (for all the countries mentioned) where they ask us for our life history and people get denied visas sometimes for such flimsy reasons. But oh well, we live with the reality of our green passports.

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