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Did you know that with a Nigerian passport, you can visit 44 countries around the world VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL?

The new 64-page e-passport helps frequent travellers, it’s gender friendly, forestalls identity theft, cheaper for the aged and low-income earners, conforms with international best practices. Cost of new e-passport for below 18yrs and 60 years and above is N8,750; change of name as a result of marriage or divorce is also N8,750.

The existing e-passport is 32 pp; the new one is 64 pp but it is strictly for frequent travellers. Please note, it does not invalidate the 32 pp Nigerian Passport. You also have to be aware that there’s a stipulated length of time for which you can stay in these countries without a visa, when this period elapses, you’ll be required to obtain a visa. Some countries listed here would grant you visa upon arrival for a small fee. Please feel free to share this with your friends, they’ll find it useful

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See the Visa Free Countries Below:

1. Bangladesh (Visa on arrival)

2. Barbados (Visa free for 6 months)

3. Benin Republic (Visa free)

4. Burkina Faso (Visa free)

5. Burundi (Visa on arrival for 30days)

6. Cameroon (Visa free)

7. Cape Verde (Visa on arrival)

8. Chad (Visa free)

9. Comoros Island (Visa on arrival)

10. Cote d’Ivoire (Visa free )

11. Djibouti (Visa on arrival)

12. Dominican (Visa free for 21 days)

13. Fiji Island (Visa free for 4 months)

14. Gambia (Visa free for 90days)

15. Georgia (Visa on arrival)

16. Ghana (Visa free)

17. Guinea (Visa free)

18. Guinea Bissau (Visa free for 90 days)

19. Haiti (Visa free for 90 days)

20. Iran (Visa on arrival)

21. Kenya (Visa on arrival for 90 days)

22. Liberia (Visa free)

23. Madagascar (Visa on arrival for 90 days)

24. Maldives (Visa on arrival for 30 days)

25. Mali (Visa free)

Below, you will find MORE EXCITING countries Nigerians can travel to without prior visa arrangement but only with an international passport.

Below are more countries that offer no or little restrictions to Nigerians for travel. All the listed countries would allow you to travel without a visa, however, a few of the countries in this section would preferably issue a visa on arrival. This removes the hassles and delays involved in securing visa before travel as the visas are almost always granted once you have a genuine reason and as mentioned earlier, it is imperative that you check with the country’s immigration very close to the time of your travel as visa policies change frequently. Remember to share this with your friends, they’ll find it useful and will thank you for that

26. Mauritania (Visa on arrival)

27. Mauritius (Visa free for 90 days)

28. Micronesia (Visa free for 30 days)

29. Mozambique (Visa on arrival for 30 days)

30. Nauru (Visa on arrival)

31. Niger Republic (Visa free)

32. Palau (Visa on arrival for 30 days)

33. Samoa ( Visa on arrival for 60 days )

34. Senegal (Visa free)

35. Seychelles (Visa on arrival for 30 days)

36. Sierra Leone (Visa free)

37. Somalia (Visa on arrival)

38. Sri Lanka (Electronic travel authorisation)

39.Tanzania (Visa on arrival)

40. Timor-Leste (Visa on arrival for 30 days)

41. Togo (Visa free)

42. Tuvalu (Visa on arrival for 30 days)

43. Uganda (Visa on arrival)

44. Vanuatu (Visa free for 30 days)

Visa-free travel solves some of the hassle and stress involved with travel. Getting a passport and jumping through the hoops that most countries put in front of people before they can obtain visas can take a lot of the joy out of planning a trip. Adventure can be tainted by all the bureaucracy involved in jumping the hurdles. Before filing all the forms that need to be filled, that sun-kissed beach you are dreaming about may not seem as enticing anymore. Visa-free travel also reduces the cost of travel as one can avoid the steep visa fees that are tacked on by most embassies.

Nigerians can, therefore, take comfort in the fact that they can travel to the above 44 countries without much worry about visas but only with a Nigerian passport. Some caution should, however, be exercised when taking advantage of this freedom. For instance, it is different when going to a country for business as opposed to going for simple tourism purposes. Also, a country can still change the rights or laws regarding entrance into their borders at any time so it is important to confirm with the respective embassy when planning for a trip.

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