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According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Nigerian passport presently ranks 96th. It allows visa-free travel to 47 countries. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Nigerian passport holders in countries such as Ghana, Mauritius, Kenya, and Iran. Nigerian residents require a visa to visit 182 countries around the world, including China, Russia, the United States, and the European Union as a whole. This stringent visa requirement results in a low mobility score and extensive travel planning.

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Nigeria Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Nigeria passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Nigeria passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 26 Nigeria passport visa-free countries, 21 Nigeria visa-on-arrival countries, and 0 eTA destinations. Nigeria passport holders can travel to a total of 47 countries without needing a visa, a visa on arrival, or an eTA. As a result, the Nigeria passport is ranked 96 in the world. In addition to these Nigeria visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 182 other countries where Nigeria passport holders would need a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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