Top 20 Most Powerful Passports In Africa, 2018 – Henley & Partners Index

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If you have citizenship in Seychelles, you have the most powerful passport in Africa — Seychellois can fly to 152 countries without a visa. that makes the country number one most powerful passport in Africa.

Top 20 Most Powerful Passports In Africa, 2018

If you have citizenship in Seychelles, you have the most powerful passport in Africa — Seychellois can fly to 152 countries without a visa. that makes the country number one most powerful passport in Africa. This makes international travel cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of many other African countries. Second on the list of most powerful passport is Mauritius, holders of Mauritius passport can fly to 146 countries without a visa. Compared to Seychelles and Mauritius, Somalia has the least powerful passport in Africa.., holders of Somalian passports can only travel to 32 countries without visa Citizens making them.

These stiff differences are revealed in the Passport Index, which ranks countries based on the number of nations where residents can enter without a visa or obtain a visa on arrival. The citizenship planning firm Henley & Partners compiled government data from 200 nations, territories, and microstates to create the 2018 ranking.

South Africa passport is ranked 3rd most powerful African passport in 2018. Holders of their passport can travel to 102 countries without a visa.

Here are the 20 countries with the most powerful passports in Africa….

Seychelles has the most powerful passport in Africa in 2018

1.,Seychelles

World rank – 25
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 152

2, Mauritius

World rank – 31
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 146

3. South Africa

World rank – 52
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 102

4. Botswana

World rank – 68
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 82

5, Namibia

World rank – 69
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 76

6, Lesotho

World rank – 71
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 74

7, Swaziland

World rank – 73
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 71

8, Kenya

World rank – 73
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 71

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9, Malawi

World rank – 73
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 71

10, Gambia

World rank – 74
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 68

11, Tanzania

World rank – 74
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 68

12, Zambia

World rank – 74
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 68

13, Tunisia

World rank – 75
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 66

14, Cape Verde Islands

World rank – 76
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 65

15, Uganda

World rank – 77
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 64

16, Zimbabwe

World rank – 77
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 64

17, Ghana

World rank – 78
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 63

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18, Sierra Leone

World rank – 79
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 62

19, Benin

World rank – 80
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 61

20, Morocco

World rank – 80
Number of countries you can travel to without a visa – 61

The Henley Passport Index

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and is enhanced by extensive in-house research.

The index is updated in real-time, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect. With the Henley Passport Index, you can assess where you lie on the spectrum of global mobility and discover how to maximize your travel freedom through citizenship-by-investment. Along with the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, the index is considered the most reliable reference standard for global citizens



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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