Global Passport Index 2021: List of 26 Countries Nigerians Can Travel To Without Visa

Global Passport Index 2021: List of 26 Countries Nigerians Can Travel To Without Visa

The 2021 Global Passport Index has revealed that Nigeria passport holders can travel to 26 countries without visa and 19 countries with visa on arrival, making 45 countries.

With this, the index ranks Nigeria 103 out of 116 countries that have the most powerful international passports in the world.

Global Passport Index 2021: Countries Nigerians Can Travel To Visa-Free
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The index is published by the Henley Passport Index which describes itself as the original, authoritative ranking of all the world passports according to the number of destinations the holder can travel to visa-free. gathers that the index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

List of Countries Nigerian passport holders can travel to visa-free


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  1. Benin
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Cameroon
  4. Cape Verde Islands
  5. Chad
  6. Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  7. Gambia
  8. Ghana
  9. Guinea
  10. Guinea-Bissau
  11. Liberia
  12. Mali
  13. Niger
  14. Senegal
  15. Sierra Leone
  16. Togo


  1. Barbados
  2. Dominica
  3. Haiti
  4. Montserrat
  5. St. Kitts and Nevis


  1. Cook Islands
  2. Fiji
  3. Micronesia
  4. Niue
  5. Vanuatu

List of 70 countries UAE approves for visa-on-arrival

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates has approved visa-on-arrival for passport holders from at least 70 countries across the world. notes that the list of the eligible countries for the visa-on-arrival policy is available on the official website of Etihad Airlines.

A statement on the airline's website stated that anyone from the listed countries does not need to apply for a visa before travelling to the UAE. Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and the continent's biggest economy, is absent on the list.

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In another related report, a Nigerian man who is currently residing in the United States has made some revelations as to why most of his fellow countrymen seeking academic opportunities in the states are not granted students visa.

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In series of tweets he made with his Twitter handle @MisterNigerD, he said the key to scaling through the visa application hurdle is not giving the consular at the embassy any reason to believe that you will be staying back in the US after your studies.

@MisterNigerD stated that another huge pitfall to avoid is to say that you would be getting a job when your school is on holiday in the state. This, according to him, will get your visa application denied.


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