Top 20 Most Powerful Passports in Africa 2024

Every passport has some level of privileges, as Africans, it is much easier 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 passports in Africa 2024.

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 2024

Below is the list of the top 20 strongest passports in Africa 2024.

Africa RankingGlobal RankingNo. of Accessible Countries
Seychelles129152
Mauritius233146
South Africa358103
Botswana46786
Namibia57378
Lesotho67477
Malawi77673
Kenya87772
Tanzania97777
Namibia107871
Tunisia117871
The Gambia128068
Uganda138167
Cape Verde Island148266
Zimbabwe158365
Ghana168464
Morocco178563
Sierra Leone188563
Mozambique198662
Benin208761
Rwanda218761
Sao Tome & Principe228860

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 45 countries without a visa, while Ethiopians can travel to 45 countries.

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