The hustle and bustle of securing a tourist visa can sometimes take away from the excitement of planning a well deserved holiday. Following the United States Embassy in Nigeria’s announcement in May 2019 that the DHL Dropbox visa application process has been suspended. This paired with the potential difficulties of securing a Schengen visa to Europe can make the prospect of a relaxing holiday seem unlikely.
Fortunately, there are over 40 beautiful destinations that Nigerian passport holders can visit without prior visa arrangements, creating the possibility for a spur of the moment trip to somewhere new. Here are a few recommended destinations from Travelstart that you can book for your visa-free travel.
Ghana, coined as one of the friendliest countries in Africa, might be the quick break you need. With its rich history, culture and equatorial climate, it takes less than two hours to get to the countries capital Accra from Lagos. This West African neighbour offers visa free entry to Nigerian passport holders and is perfect for a short getaway. Similarly, the safari capital of Africa, Kenya offers Nigerians a 90-day free visa on arrival. Alternately, Nigerians can apply for the e-visa ahead of time to simplify the airport experience. The capital city Nairobi is home to some must-see wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos. Enjoy beautiful beaches as this East African country has a magnificent coastline as it is along the Indian Ocean.
The picturesque East African Islands Mauritius and Seychelles are popular destinations for honeymooners and it is easy to see why. Mauritius offers a pleasing tropical climate, beautiful architecture and a fascinating blend of cultures like Indo-Pakistani, Creol and Chinese. While Seychelles’ archipelago of 115 islands has breathtaking views of secret waterfalls, mountain tops and deep sea coral reefs. Both locations have some of the most magnificent beaches in the world and offer visas on arrival to Nigerian travellers.
Catch a flight to the Southeast Asian nation Cambodia and receive a visa on arrival for a stay of up to 30 days. The year round travel destination offers a number of magnificent temples and landmarks. Travellers can also get in touch with nature with a visit to the ‘Mondulkiri Project – an Elephant sanctuary for rescued wildlife which also serves to preserve the forest.
Nigerians travellers are granted a 30-day visa on arrival when they travel to Bangladesh, a destination for the adventurous traveller seeking a truly unique experience. Home to the royal Bengal tiger, the country provides out of the ordinary activities such as swamp safaris where visitors take wooden dinghy boats to explore the swampy bayous of Ratargul. Bangladesh is home to some of the world’s largest working tea plantations; get serenity with a visit to a tea garden in the traditional tea-growing areas of Sylhet.
For an extremely secluded trip, Fiji offers a visa free stay of up to 120 days. Take part in adventurous activities like kayaking, snorkeling and hiking through a jungle trail. This cluster of 330 paradise islands is home to 898,760 residents. Catch a flight and in under 24 hours, you could be on the South Pesific island of Viti Levu.
So where will you and your crew go this summer? Wherever you select, Travelstart, Africa’s largest online travel agency, provides easy to book flights on over 500 airlines to more than 11,000 destinations. The only difficult decision to make is where to go to create these memorable experiences.
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