Here are Africa’s Least and Least Powerful Passports in 2022, According to Henley & Partners

#morocco : Henley & Partners has just published their annual passport rankings for 2022. The Henley Passport Index classifies these travel documents according to the number of destinations their holders can reach without a prior visa. Here are the most and least powerful in Africa.

Henley & Partners has just published its annual ranking of Passports for the fiscal year 2022. For this edition, the Henley Passport Index covered 199 countries and territories with 227 different destinations. This index classifies all passports from the countries studied according to the number of destinations their holders can reach without a prior visa.

According to Henley Passport Index of Henley & PartnersThis annual ranking is “updated in real time throughout the year, as visa policy changes take effect,” according to the firm’s website, which states that the visa policy related to Covid-19 did not take into account restrictions on travel goes.

To achieve its ranking, Henley & Partners relies on a number of data, most notably those provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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And globally, the most powerful passports, i.e. those that give their holders the most access to other countries without a visa, are those of Japan and Singapore, which allow their holders to travel visa-free to 192 destinations. .

At the level of the African continent, the most powerful passports are particularly those of southern and eastern Africa. And this is the Seychelles passport which is 1 . capturesIs African rank and 28I World rank with the possibility for its holder to travel without a visa to 152 countries. This classification of the archipelago is mainly explained by the fact of reciprocity, knowing that Seychelles allows visa-free access to citizens of all foreign countries. Furthermore, with a population of around 96,000 residents, there is no danger of migrants arriving. Seychelles for other countries.

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On the reverse of the Seychelles passport is the Mauritius passport which is 31 . lies onI World rank with access to 146 countries without visa. South African passport 3. lies onI Mainland position and 51I around the world by allowing its holder to travel to 104 countries without a visa.

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The top 10 most powerful passports on the continent are completed by Botswana (60.)I With reach in 86 countries), Namibia (66 .)I With reach in 78 countries), Lesotho (67.)I With access to 78 countries), Eswatini (69.)I With access to 74 countries), Malawi (70 .)I With access to 73 countries), Kenya (71 .)I With access to 72 countries) and Tanzania (71 .)I With access to 72 countries).

rank africa

pays

world rank

accessible country

1

Seychelles

28e

152

2e

Maurice

31e

146

3e

South Africa

51e

104

4e

botswana

60e

86

5e

Namibia

66e

78

6e

lisotto

67E

77

7e

evangelical

69E

74

8e

Malawi

70e

73

9E

Kenya

71E

72

10e

Tanzania

71E

72

As far as less powerful passports are concerned, i.e. those that give their holders less access to other areas without visas, there are many African countries. And in the top 10 of these countries, we note the Congo (95 .)I World rank with visa-free access in 48 countries), Djibouti (96.)I With access to 47 countries), Ethiopia (98.)I With access to 45 countries), Nigeria (98.)I With access to 45 countries), South Sudan (99.)I With access to 44 countries), Eritrea (100 .)I With access to 43 countries), DRC (101 .)I With access to 42 countries), Sudan (102 .)I With access to 41 countries), Libya (103 .)I With access to 40 countries) and Somalia (106 .)I With access to 34 countries).

pays

world rank

accessible country

Congo

95e

48

Djibouti

96e

47

Ethiopia

98e

45

Nigeria

98e

45

South Sudan

99e

44

Eritrea

100e

43

RD Congo

101e

42

Sudan

102e

41

Libya

103e

40

Somalia

106e

34

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It should be noted that at the level of the Maghreb countries, ranked overall among the rankings, it is the Tunisian passport that ranks first in the region, ranking 72.I World rank with visa-free access to 71 countries, ahead of Morocco (79.)I With visa-free access to 64 countries worldwide), Mauritania (84 .)I With access to 59 countries worldwide) and Algeria (91.)I With access to 52 countries worldwide).

Finally, the weakest passports in the world are Yemen (107.)I 33 countries with visa-free access), Pakistan (108 .)I With access to 31 countries), Syria (109.)I With access to 29 countries), Iraq (110 .)I With access to 28 countries and Afghanistan (111 .)I with access to 26 countries).

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