Top 10 Most Powerful Passports In The World

By Juma / Published May 19, 2021 | 8:01 am




KEY POINTS

Kenya was ranked behind Seychelles (28), Mauritius (31), South Africa (54), Botswana (62), Namibia (68), Lesotho (69), eSwatini (71), and Malawi (72). Tanzania was ranked 74, Tunisia (74), Zambia (74), Gambia (75), and Uganda (76) behind Kenya.


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How powerful is your passport? Do you know which country tops the world with the most powerful passports? Did you know that among the top 10 most powerful passports in the world, there is no single African country?

According to the migration and citizenship consultancy, Henley & Partners, which compiles a list of the world’s most potent passports four times a year, Japan has the most powerful passport in the world.

With a total of 193 potential visa-free destinations, Japanese passports are ranked the highest. Just one point behind is Singapore, with Germany and South Korea tied at third place. With a Japanese passport, one can visit at least 193 countries.

Here are the top 10 countries with powerful passports in the world:

  1. Japan
  2. Singapore
  3. South Korea
  4. Germany
  5. Italy
  6. Finland
  7. Spain
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Denmark
  10. Australia

At the same time, the countries with the lowest visa-free travel capability are Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, and Iraq. At the bottom of the list, Afghanistan allows visa-free travel to 26 countries, compared with Japan’s 193.

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Kenyan Passport maintained its position among the top 10 most powerful passports in Africa featuring at ranked9 within the continent and position 73 globally according to a report by Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility.

Kenya was ranked behind Seychelles (28), Mauritius (31), South Africa (54), Botswana (62), Namibia (68), Lesotho (69), eSwatini (71), and Malawi (72). Tanzania was ranked 74, Tunisia (74), Zambia (74), Gambia (75), and Uganda (76) behind Kenya.

Kenyan citizens can travel visa-free and obtain a visa on arrival to 72 countries out of 218 according to the 2021 Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility Report.

The dream of making Africa a one trading bloc where inhabitants can move freely from one country to another has always been hindered by laws and regulations, some being the requirement of a visa to visit a country.

In Kenya, some nationals need a Visa to visit the country while some are exempted. Nationals who are exempted from applying for Visa can visit Kenya using passports from the countries.

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People from the following countries can visit Kenya without their Visas:

  1. Barbados
  2. Belize
  3. Botswana
  4. Brunei
  5. Burundi
  6. Cyprus
  7. Dominica
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Fiji
  10. The Gambia
  11. Ghana
  12. Grenada
  13. Jamaica
  14. Kiribati
  15. Lesotho
  16. Malawi
  17. Malaysia
  18. Maldives
  19. Mauritius
  20. Namibia
  21. Nauru
  22. Papua New Guinea
  23. Rwanda
  24. St Kitts & Nevis
  25. St. Lucia
  26. Saint Vincent & Grenadines
  27. Samoa
  28. San Marino
  29. Seychelles
  30. Sierra Leone
  31. Singapore
  32. Salomon Islands
  33. South Africa
  34. Swaziland
  35. Tanzania
  36. Tonga
  37. Trinidad & Tobago
  38. Tuvalu
  39. Uganda
  40. Vanuatu
  41. Zambia
  42. Zimbabwe




About Juma

Juma is an enthusiastic journalist who believes that journalism has power to change the world either negatively or positively depending on how one uses it.(020) 528 0222 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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