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Japan Has The World’s Most Powerful Passport, Seychelles Has Africa’s Strongest, See Where Nigeria Is




With 151 destinations, Seychelles has the most powerful passport in Africa, while Nigeria has a passport that can only access 46 visa-free destinations.


The world’s most powerful passports have been revealed with Japan topping the list. The latest ranking sees Singapore, now second, losing the joint top spot it shares with Japan for several months.

The 2020 list, compiled by Henley Passport Index, analyses how many countries a passport holder can enter visa-free or on a visa-on-arrival basis.

Japan continues to sit on top spot with its visa-free access to 191 destinations, while citizens of second placed Singapore can access 190 destinations.

Germany and South Korea remain in third position, with citizens of these two countries able to access 187 destinations around the world without a prior visa.

Seychelles (from 27th to 29th) has the strongest passport in Africa. This is followed by Mauritius (32nd) and South Africa (56th).

Citizens of these three countries can access 151, 146 and 100 destinations around the world without a prior visa, respectively.

Ghana is ranked 78th with 65 destinations visa-free access. Giant of Africa, Nigeria, and Djibouti sits in 95th place, with both countries having a passport that can access 46 destinations visa-free.

War ravaged Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan remain at the bottom of the global mobility spectrum. Citizens of these three countries can access only 29, 28 and 25 destinations worldwide without a prior visa.

Below is Africa’s Top 10 most powerful passports with their global ranking and visa free destinations respectively :

1) Seychelles 29 151

2) Mauritius 32 146

3) South Africa 56 100

4) Botswana 62 84

5) Namibia 67 76

6) Lesotho 69 74

7) Eswatini (Swaziland) 70 73

8) Malawi 71 72

9) Kenya 72 71

10) Tanzania & Zambia 73 70

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