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

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Croatia (from Jan 2023)
  4. The Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Greece
  11. Hungary
  12. Iceland
  13. Italy
  14. Latvia
  15. Liechtenstein
  16. Lithuania
  17. Luxembourg
  18. Malta
  19. the Netherlands
  20. Norway
  21. Poland
  22. Portugal
  23. Slovakia
  24. Slovenia
  25. Spain
  26. Sweden
  27. Switzerland
Countries to visit with a Schengen Visa

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.

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Countries to Visit with a Schengen Visa in Africa

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

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

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Belize
  3. Bermuda
  4. Caribbean parts of the Netherlands РAruba, Bonaire, Cura̤ao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten
  5. Dominican Republic
  6. Mexico
  7. Panama

Countries to Visit with a Schengen Visa in Europe

  1. Albania
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Croatia (Part of the Schengen States from Jan 2023)
  5. Cyprus
  6. Georgia
  7. Montenegro
  8. North Macedonia
  9. Romania
  10. Serbia
  11. Independent States (Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Vatican City)

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

  1. Qatar (E-Visa)
  2. Saudi Arabia
Schengen visa countries for Nigerians

More on Non-EU Countries You Can Visit with a Schengen Visa on Nigerian Passport

CountriesDuration of Stay (Up To)Reference and Notes
Egypt30 DaysExperience Egypt Website.
Visa on arrival is available at the cost of $25
Morocco30 DaysMorocco eVisa Site
Sao Tome & Principe15 DaysVisitors are currently required to pay a €20.00 entry fee on arrival
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
Belize30 DaysBelize High Commission Website
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten90 DaysGovernment of Netherlands Website
Dominican Republic30 DaysDominican Embassy Website
Mexico180 DaysMexico Embassy Website
Panama30 DaysEmbassy of Panama Website
Albania90 DaysAlbania Visa Regulations Website
Bosnia and Herzegovina30 DaysBosnia & Herzegovina Visa Information
Bulgaria90 DaysRepublic of Bulgaria Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Croatia90 DaysCroatia Immigration Website
Cyprus90 DaysCyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Georgia90 DaysGeorgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Montenegro30 DaysVisit Montenegro Website
North Macedonia15 DaysNorth Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Temporarily on hold until Dec 31, 2022
Romania90 DaysRomania Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Serbia90 DaysSerbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Independent States90 DaysVisitors to these countries may have to pass through a Schengen Member State. A multiple-entry Schengen visa can be used.
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, 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!

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  1. Hi Amarachi!!!!!!!! It’s been a minute from my end…the prodigal blog reader has returned. This is such a helpful post, I didn’t know I could visit these many non Schengen countries with my Schengen visa, especially the ones in Africa.
    Seeing these pictures also reminded me of your initial euro tour blog post that I digested so many times, thank you for sparking that fire in me. I visited 8 schegen countries this year and each one was more special than the last. For a favorite, I’m struggling to pick bewteen Germany and Italy, but I visited Germany thrice this year so maybe that settles it.
    Merry Christmas in advance to you, Mark and Blue.
    All my love, Fifi

    • Welcome back, Fifi of Oxford! So excited to hear that you got to explore all those countries and that you loved Germany too. I haven’t been there yet but planning to visit soon and this just made me look forward to that even more! Thanks for the love and Christmas wishes, sending it right back to you and yours! Hope you have an even more adventurous and exciting year next year!