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.

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  2. Hi Amarachi
    Please any recent update on refusal of Uk visa holders into Mexico? I have a trip next month and I want to be certain if I will be allowed entry.

    • Hello Sica, I haven’t heard anything for sure. I hope someone who has visited recently can respond. For now, it’s best to attempt to reach out to the embassy/consulate/airline maybe.

  3. 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.