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Five Beautiful Places Nigerians Can Vacation Without A Visa

By Chidirim Ndeche 31 August 2017   |   10:54 am

Having a third world passport can make travelling a chore. You cannot just wake up one morning and say you want to visit some countries. The hassle of getting a visa to some countries can be quite annoying and even be discouraging. You will be required to go through a process of rigorous and costly visa applications and strict immigration officers.

You may wish that visas didn’t exist altogether, but let’s face it: that would be disastrous. The world needs rules, especially as some people have bad intentions for travelling abroad like overstaying and working illegally. Countries have to protect their citizens and society.

But there is good news. It is possible to travel to some countries with your Nigerian passport. It allows you visit about 44 countries without first needing a visa. However, among those countries, you will need to get a visa for a fee upon arrival at some countries, while some will let you stay in the country for a given period of time after which you will be required to obtain a boarding visa.

Yay!

Also, it will help you build yourself up as a well-travelled person and can help you in future visa applications. This also makes it easier for you to get a visa when it is known that you have travelled to other places. Travelling to visa-free countries not only puts a lot of stamps in your passport books, it also lets you see different parts of the world with less trouble than when you need a visa. Plus, most visa-free countries have a lower cost of living and that will reduce your travel expenses.

Double Yay!

So we have compiled a list of ten beautiful places you can go on a vacation to without needing a visa.

Barbados

Visa free for 6 months.

Port Ferninand hotel in Barbados. Photo: Forbes

Barbados is an Eastern Caribbean island which is surrounded by beaches, botanical gardens, caves and much more. Visit 17th-century plantation houses, beach hotels, golf courses, have afternoon tea, flying fish and macaroni pie, walk amid tropical trees and flowers, swim with mellow turtles, and watch cricket and horse races.

Dominican Republic

Visa free for 21 days.

Waterfall in Dominican Republic. Photo: Gay Travel

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that is known for beaches, resorts and golf. It shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti (which is visa free for 90 days, by the way.. hint) to the west. Here, you can visit beach resorts, coral reefs, golf courses, parks, caves, amphitheatres, marinas, casinos. Go golfing, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and see whales.

Fiji Island

Visa free for 21 days.

Sheraton Fiji Resort. Photo: Tourism Fiji

Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. It’s famous for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Visit a waterfall, sugar cane field, a village with traditional kava welcoming ceremonies, participate in water sports, see wildlife, go golfing, snorkelling, jet skiing, mountain climbing, surfing, scuba diving and zip-lining.

Mauritius

Visa free for 90 days.

Blue safari submarines for sightseeing in Mauritius

Mauritius is an Indian Ocean Island nation known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. Go hiking, golfing, snorkelling, game fishing, surfing, visit waterfalls, parks, an amazing garden, seaside resorts and rainforests, see wildlife like the flying fox and dolphins.

Vanuatu

Visa free for 30 days.

Beach side in Vanuatu. Photo: The Melanesian Hotel Port-Vila

Vanuatu is a beautiful South Pacific Ocean nation made of about 80 islands, which offer you scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks, and a chance to explore Vanuatu’s Melanesian culture in its National Museum. Visit a volcano, beaches, waterfalls, seaside resorts and museums, and go snorkelling.

Keep in mind that countries can change their visa requirements at any time without your consent. You should visit the official website of the country’s embassy for the latest update.


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