I have previously written about applying for a UK visa from Nigeria in this post but did you also know that there are 20 other countries to visit with a UK visa on a Nigerian passport? Yes, a UK visa expands the small list of countries Nigerian passport holders can see in addition to these other places we can visit either visa-free or with a visa on arrival.

This post will list these additional countries, including references to their official immigration sites. As travel requirements are constantly changing, I implore you to do your research, especially before your travel dates, to ensure you have the latest travel requirements.

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The Summary: Countries to Visit with a UK Visa on a Nigerian Passport

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This article focuses on travellers with valid UK tourist visas. Other visa types may be used as well, however, I recommend that you confirm the entry requirements for yourself. Also, remember that some countries will require you to have a multiple-entry visa and you must have utilised this visa first in the UK.

And without further ado, here are the countries you can visit with a UK visa on a Nigerian Passport.

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Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in Africa

  1. Sao Tome & Principe
  2. Morocco
  3. Egypt *

*See the warning below for asterisked countries

Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in America (North, South and Central)

  1. Anguilla
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Bermuda
  4. Caribbean parts of the Netherlands – Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten
  5. Dominican Republic
  6. Mexico*
  7. Panama
  8. The British Virgin Islands

Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in Europe

  1. The UK (surprise!)
  2. Albania
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Georgia
  5. Gibraltar
  6. Montenegro
  7. North Macedonia
  8. Serbia

Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in the Middle East and Asia

  1. Qatar (E-Visa)
  2. Saudi Arabia
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There’s been some feedback about Nigerian passport holders being denied boarding and entry into Egypt and Mexico using their BRP cards and tourist visas. Please contact the airlines and immigration offices before you travel and get a confirmation (preferably a written one), that you will be allowed to board and enter the country with your valid documents.

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More on Countries You Can Visit with a UK Visa on a Nigerian Passport (2023)

CountriesDuration of Stay (Up To)Reference and Notes
Sao Tome & Principe15 DaysVisitors are currently required to pay a €20.00 entry fee on arrival
Morocco30 DaysMorocco eVisa Site
Egypt30 DaysExperience Egypt Website
Visa on Arrival is available for $25 (please read the disclaimer)
AnguillaGovernment of Anguilla Website
Antigua and Barbuda30 DaysAntigua & Barbuda Immigration Website
Visa on Arrival is available at the cost of $100

Cruise ship visitors do not require a visa if they arrive and leave on the same day
Bermuda45 DaysBermuda Government Website
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten90 DaysGovernment of Netherlands Website
Dominican Republic30 DaysDominican Embassy Website
Mexico180 DaysMexico Embassy Website (please read the disclaimer)
Panama30 DaysEmbassy of Panama Website
UK visa must have been used once and must be valid for at least 6 months before entry into Panama. You may also need to show sufficient funds to cover your stay.
Albania90 DaysAlbania Visa Regulations Website
Bosnia and Herzegovina30 DaysBosnia & Herzegovina Visa Information
*PS: Brexit might affect entry requirements
Georgia90 DaysGeorgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
GibraltarGibraltar Borders & Coast Guard Agency
UK visa must be multiple-entry, issued for more than 6 months
Montenegro30 DaysVisit Montenegro Website
North Macedonia15 DaysNorth Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Temporarily on hold until Dec 31, 2023
Serbia90 DaysSerbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
The British Virgin Islands180 DaysBritish Virgin Islands, London Office
Holders of current and valid visas issued by the United Kingdom, United States or Canada should have six (6) months of validity or use before travelling to the BVI
Qatar (E-Visa)30 DaysVisit Qatar Website
Visa to be used for ETA application
Saudi Arabia90 DaysVisit Saudi Website

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I will update this article as often as possible, but please be aware that visa policies may change at any time. Before you pack your bags, get an update on your visa status from the Immigration Offices of the countries you intend to visit.

Please share your experiences travelling with a Nigerian Passport, and if you have visited any of these countries with a UK visa, please share your thoughts to improve this post!

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  1. Hi love, can I get Egypt e visa with a uk brp?

    • Hi, a few people have mentioned that this is not possible and some have had issues with boarding. It is best to call the airline to be sure. It seems only those with tourist visas are allowed to get the visa on arrival.

  2. Hi Amarachi,

    Can you travel from Nigeria to these countries or does it have to be from the U.K?

    • Hello Aisha, yes, you can travel from Nigeria to these countries, as long as you have a valid visa. Some countries require that you must have used the visa to enter the UK first, so be sure to recheck the requirements before booking your flights.

  3. Hi Amara, thanks your information, what do you say about travelling to Dubai for Nigeria passport holder in the UK?

    • Hi Nkay, I’m not too sure about travelling to Dubai at the moment. The restrictions might still be in place for Nigerians, regardless of where they travel from. It might be better to contact the airline directly to inquire about this.

  4. Is this article real. Can i visit tbilisi, georgia with my uk brp?

    • The article states that you can visit with a tourist visa. I’ve also left links to verify the information by yourself. You can use them to check if you can visit with a UK BRP and also call the airline or immigration office to verify.

      • Funminiyi Eludire

        Yes. You can go to Tbilisi. But don’t tell them you are coming for anything other than tourism🙏🏾. Even if you are coming to resume at a university with fully paid fees they will put you on the next plane. Be prepared for their mini harassment. You will be sent to an office from the immigration counter for querying. Get your return ticket and travel insurance handy

  5. Dear Amarachi,

    My husband is holding UK BRP with Nigeria passport .. If we go Spain for holiday then he should apply visa or not?
    ( i checked on line seems all information a bit mexx … ) I hope you can help.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Ceci, he would need to apply for a Schengen visa to visit Spain or another EU country.

    • Thanks for sharing, OreOfe. I’ve pinned your comment so others can see it as a reference.

      • You are welcome, Amarachi. Cheers.

      • Please do u have any update on this? I m travelling to mexico with my two kids, I as an adult have US visa, but my two kids and I also UK visa, my kids dont have US visa. what do u think? was there a policy change towards NIgerians ? pls advice.

  6. Hello Amarachi,

    Do I need a visa to travel to Dublin as i am on a student visa.

    • Hi Mimi, from my little research online, it seems like you do. However, I would advise you to call or email the airline/embassy to get a concrete answer.

  7. Hi Amarachi,

    Thanks for your informative articles. I really enjoyed the one you made for the US visa holders alongside this one. Please, can you do something like this for holders of the Canadian Temporary Residence Visas..pleaseeeeee?

    Perhaps, you have done it previously, please can you provide a link to the post?

    • Hi Aurora, thanks for your comment and I’m glad you enjoyed reading these articles! I will work on one for Canadian visas and post it up in a few weeks! Thanks!

  8. Hi Amarachi
    Please can you explain how mexico works with uk visa, how do we know if our visa still permits us as I’m currently in the uk on a work visa

    • Hello Gloria, I think ultimately, it is best to contact the airline or embassy for more information. I’m not sure what a UK work visa looks like but a tourist visa has a start and end date – and has details on whether it is a single-entry or multiple-entry visa. If you travel within the validity of your visa and have visited the UK with the same, then at the time of this writing, you can visit Mexico with it.

      The Mexican embassy website, linked in the post, still says people with valid UK visas, which include tourist and resident permit holders can visit Mexico with the same visa.

  9. Hi Amarachi,
    Thank you for this information. I want to visit Egypt and I currently reside in the UK. However, I have been searching for information everywhere about the visa for Egypt and I cannot find anywhere where it’s stated that Nigerians with UK visa or BRP can visit Egypt without visa. If there is, please can you please post a link where I can find this information or please explain to me how I can go about the whole thing. Thank you.

    • Hi Gift, please see the “Visa” section in the link I posted within the table. It does say over 180 nationalities with a valid and used UK visa (amongst others) can get a visa on arrival. Since there have been Nigerians who received their visas on arrival successfully, it is safe to assume that Nigeria is part of the 180 countries.
      As this is a fairly new development, my guess is that many sites are not yet updated. As I advised Timothy in the comments below, it is best to contact the airline or embassy to re-confirm this for yourself.

  10. Hi Amarachi,
    I just stumbled on your site. It’s been a frustrating few days for my partner and me. We live and work in the UK and we recently booked a holiday in Malta. Unfortunately, we have to apply for a Maltese Schengen visa which has been so frustrating. Getting a visa appointment amidst our tight schedule is virtually impossible. We were even ready to travel all the way from London to Edinburgh for the visa appointment but all the slots are booked. I had looked up some really nice holiday destinations in Morocco and Egypt but I thought we had to do the whole visa application thingy to visit these countries. I didn’t know this would be easier with our UK BRPs. So, just to confirm, do you mean I can visit Morocco and Egypt with my Nigerian passport and UK BRP? Amarachi, this is a matter of life and death! Help, please!

    • Hello Timothy, yes, you can visit both countries with your UK resident permit. For Morocco, it’s less risky, since you can apply online for the evisa (link is in the table). For Egypt, I know people who have gotten the visa on arrival without issues (the link is also in the table), but to be on the safe side, I would also call the airline and confirm this with them.
      I wish you and your partner a pleasant holiday! Both Morocco and Egypt are excellent travel destinations!

  11. NaijaSightSeer

    Actually just returned from Montenegro (Podgorica and Kotor) last night with just my Nigerian passport and BRP card. You will find cheap flights too (as low as 20 Pounds). I will definitely recommend this destination. Turkey was on the list, but we’ve (Nigerian passport holders) been bungled out due to diplomatic reasons.
    Correction: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is actually in North America.

  12. This is such a helpful article! I have a graduate visa, still valid and BRP. Does this mean I can enter Mexico without visa? The referenced article says “permanent residents’ so i’m a bit confused.

    • Hi Alexandra, If your visa classifies as a multi-entry visa, then you can use it to enter Mexico.

    • Hi Amarachi, thank you for this information
      As regards mexico pls when you do you know if your uk visa is still valid, as I have a valid brp

      • Hi Gloria, I’m not sure what a BRP looks like but I assume it has a “valid until” date. You can visit Mexico as long as your travel is within that date.

  13. I love that you put all the immigration websites so I could check for my own nationality. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  14. In the Caribbean, it’s funny how it’s the USA visa which opens up our travel possibilities. Nonetheless, we can visit 60+ countries visa free so I’m trying to see those ones before my 2023 visa appointment (mind you I applied months ago)

    • 60+ countries sound like a sweet deal! We can see much less visa-free with a Nigerian passport, so having other visas like the US and UK visas help a lot to make travel easier. My US appointment was also postponed for about a year! haha