Top 20 Most Powerful Passports in Africa 2019

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Every passport has some level or privileges, as Africans, it is much more easy to travel within the continents than without. However, there are some powerful African passports that can travel far. That’s why we’ll be taking a look at the top 20 most powerful passport in Africa 2019.

According to the Henley Passport Index which measures the access each country’s travel document affords. The strongest African passport belongs to Seychelles, with Mauritius and South Africa ranked second and third respectively.

The Henly Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. It is also based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information. So which countries have the most powerful passport in Africa this year?

Top 20 Most Powerful African Passports 2019

Below is the list of the top 20 strongest passports in Africa 2019.

Africa RankingGlobal RankingNo. of Accessible Countries
Seychelles127151
Mauritius231145
South Africa353101
Botswana46282
Namibia56875
Lesotho66974
Kenya77271
Malawi87271
Gambia97368
Tanzania107368
Zambia117368
Tunisia127466
Cape Verde Island137565
Uganda147664
Zimbabwe157664
Ghana167763
Sierra Leone177862
Benin187961
Morocco197961
Mauritania208058
Mozambique218058
Sao Tome & Principe228058

The ranking of passports indicates how hard it is for African travellers to visit other countries. Apart from the least ranked countries, most African travellers can visit fewer than 100 countries without a visa.

For example, Nigerians may only travel to only 47 countries without a visa, while Moroccans are slightly better off at 61 countries.

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