In addition to the countries Nigerian citizens can visit visa free or with an evisa/visa on arrival, Nigerians holding a valid Schengen visa have access to more countries, both within and outside the Schengen area. In this post, I will be listing these countries, including the 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 make sure you have the latest travel requirements.
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What is a Schengen Visa?
A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa issued by a Schengen State. It allows travellers holding such visas to transit between each state, without an additional visa or border protocols. There are 26 member states in total and travellers who need to apply for this visa are expected to do so from the country of their main destination.
The member states are listed below:
List of the 26 + 1 Schengen States
- Croatia (from Jan 2023)
- The Czech Republic
- the Netherlands
Countries to Visit with a Schengen Visa on a Nigerian Passport (Non-EU)
This article focuses on travellers with valid Schengen 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/or you must have utilised this visa first in a Schengen State.
And without further ado, here are the countries outside the Schengen area that you can visit with a Schengen Visa on a Nigerian Passport.
Countries to Visit with a Schengen Visa in Africa
- Sao Tome & Principe
Countries to Visit with a Schengen 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
Countries to Visit with a Schengen Visa in Europe
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Croatia (Part of the Schengen States from Jan 2023)
- North Macedonia
- Independent States (Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Vatican City)
Countries to Visit with a Schengen Visa in the Middle East and Asia
- Qatar (E-Visa)
- Saudi Arabia
More on Non-EU Countries You Can Visit with a Schengen Visa on Nigerian Passport
|Countries||Duration of Stay (Up To)||Reference and Notes|
|Egypt||30 Days||Experience Egypt Website. |
Visa on arrival is available at the cost of $25
|Morocco||30 Days||Morocco eVisa Site|
|Sao Tome & Principe||15 Days||Visitors are currently required to pay a €20.00 entry fee on arrival|
|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
|Belize||30 Days||Belize High Commission 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|
|Panama||30 Days||Embassy of Panama Website|
|Albania||90 Days||Albania Visa Regulations Website|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||30 Days||Bosnia & Herzegovina Visa Information|
|Bulgaria||90 Days||Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Croatia||90 Days||Croatia Immigration Website|
|Cyprus||90 Days||Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|Georgia||90 Days||Georgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|Montenegro||30 Days||Visit Montenegro Website|
|North Macedonia||15 Days||North Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
Temporarily on hold until Dec 31, 2022
|Romania||90 Days||Romania Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|Serbia||90 Days||Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|Independent States||90 Days||Visitors to these countries may have to pass through a Schengen Member State. A multiple-entry Schengen visa can be used.|
|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, be sure to 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 Schengen Visa, please share your thoughts to improve this post!