Gambian visa for Nigerian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Nigerian passport holders visiting Gambia for a short-term stay: .

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Nigerian citizens to enter Gambia for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required
Evisa Gambia e-visa for Nigerian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Gambia visa on arrival for Nigerian citizens Not Available

Gambia tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Nigerian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Gambia.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Gambia.

If you are looking for Gambia visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Nigeria, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Gambia nearest your place of residence.

  • Lagos: The Consulate General of Gambia in Lagos, Nigeria (Working hours: Close now)

Gambia visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Gambia diplomatic mission offices to Nigeria for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Nigeria traveling to Gambia from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Nigeria) estimated Change (%)
2008 8,483 N/A
2009 8,224 -3.05%
2010 8,483 3.15%
2011 8,224 -3.05%
2012 8,657 5.27%
2013 8,830 2.00%
2014 8,743 -0.99%
2015 8,397 -3.96%
2016 8,570 2.06%
2017 8,397 -2.02%
2018 9,089 8.24%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Gambia & Nigeria comparison

Gambia's area is approximately 10,120 km2 (3,907 sq mi), while the area of Nigeria is approximately 910,770 km2 (351,650 sq mi). This means Nigeria is 90.00 times bigger than Gambia.

As of July 2021, Gambia's population is ~6.4 million people - 498,437,175 fewer people than the population of Nigeria.

We have highlighted Gambia & Nigeria’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Gambia Nigeria Difference
Population (est 2021) 6,407,149 504,844,324 498.4 million fewer people live in Gambia than Nigeria
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 28 102 Gambia has 74 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Nigeria.
Travel freedom (2021) 45 26 Gambia passport holders can visit 19 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 18 93 Gambian hosts 75 fewer foreign missions than Nigeria.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Nigeria travel to Gambia in one year?

The number of visitors from Nigeria visiting Gambia in 2018 was approximately 9,089.

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