Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

The list of visa-free destinations for Nigerians is becoming longer steadily as Ecuador and Nigeria sign visa-free agreement. Keep reading to get all the details.

Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

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Nigeria signed visa waiver with Ecuador

Good news for Nigerians. A couple of days ago the Ambassador of Ecuador in Nigeria Deopoldo Rovayo announced that from now on citizens of Nigeria and Ecuador would need no visas to enter these countries. This is a step for Nigeria because the list of countries that have come to the same decision keeps growing.

Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

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The Ambassador announced the agreement while paying a visit to the officials of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Olukunle Bamgbose, its Permanent Secretary. The main goal of the agreement and the new mode of cooperation is in the establishment and strengthening of certain ties. The major attention will probably be given to communication.

Besides that, the Ambassador claimed that another goal of the agreement is in the simplification of visits to both the countries. The point is that there’s a significant number of Nigerians in Ecuador and that this number is rising steadily.

Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

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On his side, the Permanent Secretary assured the Ambassador that the Government and respective institutions will give any efforts to help these goals to be reached. The Nigeria and Ecuador visa-free agreement is only the first part of the process, and there’s still a lot of work to do to make it function as due.

No visa for Nigerians: countries

Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

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Well, let’s now take a look at the countries that currently demand no visas from Nigerian citizens.

Within Africa

  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Burkina Faso
  • Chad
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Liberia
  • Guinea
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Togo
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone

Within Africa with visas on arrival:

  • Burundi (the visa is valid for 30 days)
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros Island
  • Djibouti
  • Kenya (the visa is valid for 90 days)
  • Madagascar (the visa is valid for 90 days)
  • Mauritania
  • Maldives (the visa is valid for 30 days)
  • Seychelles (the visitor’s permit is valid for 30 days)
  • Somali
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

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Within Africa without visas but for a limited time:

  • Gambia (for 90 days)
  • Guinea Bissau (for 90 days)
  • Mauritius (for 90 days)
  • Mozambique (for 30 days)

Within America:

  • Ecuador (no visa)
  • Dominica (no visa stay for 21 days)
  • Barbados (no visa stay for 6 months)
  • Haiti (no visa stay for 3 months)

Within Asia:

  • Sri Lanka (authorization via electronic travel systems)
  • Bangladesh (visa issued on arrival)
  • Iran (visa issued on arrival)
  • Timor-Leste (visa issued on arrival and is valid for 30 days)
Ecuador joined visa free countries for Nigeria

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Within Oceania:

  • Samoa (the visitor’s permit is valid for 60 days)
  • Fiji (no visa for 4 months)
  • Micronesia (no visa for 30 days)
  • Vanuatu (no visa for 30 days)
  • Nauru (visa issued on arrival)
  • Tuvalu (visa issued on arrival and is valid for 30 days)
  • Palau (visa issued on arrival and is valid for 90 days)

So, currently there are 45 countries that allow Nigerians enter their territories without the need of getting visas in advance.

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