Countries Which Do Not Have A Nando's

Ever wondered which countries don't yet have a Nando's? Well here is a list separated by continent. Continent division is purely geographical and done according to a list from Wikipedia.

Countries which once had Nando's but no longer do: Cyprus, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain (Ibiza), Sri Lanka, Turkey

Countries with reported but unconfirmed restaurants: Angola, Ghana, Iran, Kenya, Uganda

Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South America
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo Republic
Cote d'Ivoire
DR Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethipoia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bhutan
Brunei
Burma
Cambodia
China
East Timor
Georgia
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordon
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Maldives
Mongolia
Nepal
North Korea
Phillipines
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Boznia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
Vatican City
Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent & The Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Columbia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
Disputed Territories (All Continents)
Abkhazia, Kosovo, Nagorno-Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, Palestine, Somaliland, South Ossetia, Transnistria, Western Sahara

The following table is taken from our History of Nando's page:

Why are there no Nando's in some places?
Ghana There are numerous reports online of Nando's in Ghana, but we know it has sadly closed its doors now. Did anyone go to the restaurant in Accra? We would love to hear more below. Read more here.
Indonesia When Nando's was beginning its expansion to South-East Asia it originally targetted three countries: Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The spicy chicken is now thriving in the first two, but what happened to Indonesia? We know there are no restaurants nowadays but would love to hear if anyone visited before it closed. We know there was one in Bali. Find details here.

From Roy Andre: Nandos had 3 restaurants before it closed down. 1. Cilandak town Square 2. Mal Kelapa gading 3. Mal Taman Anggrek. All are in Jakarta.

Iran Rate Your Nando's has received reports of a thriving Nando's restaurant in the Iranian capital of Tehran. However, further investigation shows this appears to be an imitation restaurant, which simply adds Nando's bottled sauces to its chicken before serving. We are guessing Iran is quite a difficult country to get a restaurant such as this shut down in, and we know Iranians the world over love Nando's peri-peri chicken! Have you been to this Nando's? If so we would love to hear more about it! Check out the 'official' website here.
Israel We know that Israel closed its last restaurant in 2004 in Tel Aviv. Apparently it had four restaurants at its peak. The closure of the last restaurant coincided rather closely with Nando's expansion into the Arab World - perhaps close ties to Israel would have been undesirable, though we like to think Nando's can unite people the world over, regardless of political issues. Anyone with information please get in contact because we would love to know more. There is a Facebook group campaigning for Nando's in Israel to reopen.Find it here.
Kenya Nando's used to have a number of outlets in Kenya, mainly found in the capital, Nairobi. However, these have since closed. Rumour has it that Kenyans are so patriotic that they only like to support local brands. A South African brand such as Nando's didn't fare well and eventually had to close! Read more.
Lebanon The Nando's Worldwide website still lists Lebanon as a country with a thriving Nando's presence. However, in early 2013 we saw reports on the Nando's Lebanon Facebook page suggesting all five restaurants had closed sometime in 2012. This is certainly a shame, and hopefully not a hint at the way Nando's may be headed in the Arab World (Turkey also closed its restaurant recently). If anyone has more information regarding the closures, or visited a Lebanese restaurant while they were still open, please get in touch.
Lesotho Nando's closed its single outlet in Maseru in July 2012, apparently due to a new customs system at the Lesotho/South Africa border. However, the Lesotho Times claims otherwise, and rumour has it that the franchisee in the country violated some of Nando's strict franchise regulations. Check out the article, and make up your own mind!
Malawi & Nigeria Nando's reported on their official website in April 2013 that the Nando's in Malawi and Nigeria have now closed their doors! Does anyone know what happened? Reports are hard to come by. If you know anything please get in contact.
Portugal We have no idea what happened in Portugal! Articles linked on our history page mention there being one restaurant there in the early 1990s. Anyone with more information please get in touch. Portugal is the birthplace of Nando's cofounder Fernando Duarte so we would love to see it reopen there.
Saudi Arabia Rumour has it there were once up to four restaurants across the Kingdom, but this changed a few years ago when they all closed. Primary locations included outlets in Riyadh and Jeddah. Franchising issues may have been the cause of the closure, but if you have more information please get in touch.
Spain (Ibiza) There used to be a Nando's on the beach front in San Antonio, on the Spanish island of Ibiza. However it closed its doors a few years ago and no one knows why! Theories abound about why such a popular (especially with British tourists) restaurant would close. One suggests that this Nando's was just too close to one of the major drug dealing areas on the island. Do you have your own theory? If so please get in touch.
Sri Lanka Given Nando's spread across the rest of the South Asian and Middle Eastern market, it might come as no surprise that it once existed in Sri Lanka. There was at least one restaurant in the capital Colombo, but the Rate Your Nando's Team has no information other than it looks like it first appeared some time in the late 1990s/early 2000s.
Turkey Similarly to Lebanon above, the Nando's Worldwide website still lists Turkey as a country with a thriving Nando's presence. Pompey Ranger has however found otherwise. On a trip to Istanbul in January 2013 he found that the country's sole restaurant had permanently closed. If anyone has more information regarding the closures, or visited the Turkey restaurant at Cevahir Mall while it was still open, please get in touch.
Uganda A little bit of research online suggests there is an active and thriving Nando's restaurant in Kampala, Uganda. However, this restaurant isn't noted anywhere on Nando's official website, so the Rate YOUR Nando's Team is unsure whether the restaurant is official, or an imitation. Perhaps this is a rogue restaurant still operating outside the remit of Nando's international!
USA We realise there are (a few) Nando's in the USA now, but nowhere near as many as you might expect! Well in the early days Nando's lacked the resources to have a big impact there. Now all that has changed and expansion can commence.
Latin America The language barrier was a big issue for Nando's in the early years, but they always thought they would enter that market after conquering the USA. Watch this space!
Mainland Europe In the early days Mainland Europe was perceived to be a mature (and therefore expensive) market to operate in, which also came with lots of 'red tape'. Language barriers are also an issue, but Nando's have always considered starting restaurants in mainland Europe with London as a base.