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.
What's Covered in this Post
The Summary: Countries to Visit with a UK Visa on a Nigerian Passport
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.
Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in Africa
- Sao Tome & Principe
- Egypt *
*See the warning below for asterisked countries
Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in America (North, South and Central)
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Caribbean parts of the Netherlands – Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten
- Dominican Republic
- The British Virgin Islands
Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in Europe
- The UK (surprise!)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
Countries to Visit with a UK Visa in the Middle East and Asia
- Qatar (E-Visa)
- Saudi Arabia
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)
|Countries||Duration of Stay (Up To)||Reference and Notes|
|Sao Tome & Principe||15 Days||Visitors are currently required to pay a €20.00 entry fee on arrival|
|Morocco||30 Days||Morocco eVisa Site|
|Egypt||30 Days||Experience Egypt Website|
Visa on Arrival is available for $25 (please read the disclaimer)
|Anguilla||Government of Anguilla Website|
|Antigua and Barbuda||30 Days||Antigua & 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
|Bermuda||45 Days||Bermuda Government Website|
|Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten||90 Days||Government of Netherlands Website|
|Dominican Republic||30 Days||Dominican Embassy Website|
|Mexico||180 Days||Mexico Embassy Website (please read the disclaimer)|
|Panama||30 Days||Embassy 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.
|Albania||90 Days||Albania Visa Regulations Website|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||30 Days||Bosnia & Herzegovina Visa Information|
*PS: Brexit might affect entry requirements
|Georgia||90 Days||Georgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|Gibraltar||Gibraltar Borders & Coast Guard Agency|
UK visa must be multiple-entry, issued for more than 6 months
|Montenegro||30 Days||Visit Montenegro Website|
|North Macedonia||15 Days||North Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
Temporarily on hold until Dec 31, 2023
|Serbia||90 Days||Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|The British Virgin Islands||180 Days||British 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 Days||Visit Qatar Website|
Visa to be used for ETA application
|Saudi Arabia||90 Days||Visit Saudi Website|
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!