Most Powerful Passports in Africa (Henley Passport Index 2019)
The Henley Passport Index is the ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access visa-free. The creator of this index, Henley & Partners, has analysed the visa regulations of countries in the world since 2006.
Scoring. The score is calculated as the number of countries that a specific passport can access becomes its visa-free
Globally. As of March 2019, the countries with the most powerful passports are Japan, Singapore and South Korea, with their holders capable of visiting 189 countries visa-free. The countries with the least powerful passports are Iraq and Afghanistan, with their holders being able to visit only 30 countries visa-free.
African Region. Seychelles, an archipelago country of 115 islands, is tops, with their holders being able to visit 150 countries visa-free, followed by Mauritius in a close second, with visa-free access to 145 countries.
The most limiting passport in the African region is that of Somalia with visa-free access to 32 countries - the third most limiting passport in the world.