Seychelles Passport Ranked Most Powerful in Africa

The latest Henley Passport Index Report indicates that Seychelles has the most powerful passport in Africa, which gives a holder visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 152 global destinations. Seychelles is ranked 27th globally.

The archipelago country in the Indian Ocean has 115 islands and has its capital in Victoria. It has an overall economic score that is above the regional and world averages.

Seychelles Passport

South Africa, which is the 53rd in the world, has the second most powerful passport on the continent with access to 103 destinations followed by Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, eSwatini, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Tunisia.

The report which is produced in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Kenyan passport is the eighth most powerful. Kenyan citizens can travel to 72 countries without visas.

Japan topped the list in the latest Henley Passport Index, which ranks passports based on the number of countries travelers can visit without obtaining a visa or receiving one on arrival. A Japanese passport offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 193 destinations around the world.

Singapore was ranked second with a score of 192 destinations while South Korea tied with Germany in third place with a score of 191.

Jointly occupying the 95th position on the global passport ranking, is Nigeria and Djibouti which translates to the fact that their citizens have the freedom of travelling to 46 countries visa-free or visa on arrival. The Eastern nation of Somalia, at 105th place, is the African country with the weakest passport, with access to only 34countries.

Leading in the list of worst passports to hold is Afghanistan’s, which gives one access to only 26 destinations around the world.


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