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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Nigerian Passport Ranks 98th Out Of 199 Countries...

The Nigerian passport has been ranked 98th out of 199 countries, below other African states such as Malawi, Niger, Chad, Zimbabwe, Uganda and The Gambia.

It said although it welcomed the ranking, it is more concerned with the Nigerian passport’s compliance with the global standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

According to details obtained from Henley & Partners, a London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm, the passport index published quarterly is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information.

The recently published Q1 2022 index cross-examined the passports of 199 countries with 227 travel destinations; and ranked these passports based on global access and mobility.

Each passport is scored based on the number of destinations that the holder can access visa-free. This also applies if passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival, a visitor’s permit, or an electronic travel authority upon entry.

Japan and Singapore topped the ranks with passports gaining access to 192 countries. The United States and the United Kingdom ranked seventh while Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan settled at the bottom five.

Despite emerging 28th globally, the Seychellois passport ranked the highest in Africa, having visa-free access to 152 countries. Botswana and Namibia ranked second and third with 86 and 78 countries, respectively.

Malawi (76th), Niger (90th), Chad (90th) The Gambia (75th), Uganda (76th), Zimbabwe (78th) and Sierra Leone (80th) all ranked above Nigeria and Ethiopia, which tallied at 98th. Despite Nigeria’s position on the list, it rose five places compared to the Q4 2021. 
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  1. The last five countries made me laugh. Seychelles thumbs up to you.

  2. Congrats Nigeria πŸ™Œ at least they pass 101 countries, it’s not easy. My own is I can’t wait to get my Australian passport but as it is am already a permanent resident so I can go to any country I want to. Having that blue kpali is the real deal πŸ‘

    1. Na this red passport be my business now oh. I recently learnt that my husband and kid don’t even need Visa to US, Uk and even Canada. I thought it was just restricted to Schengen zones oh, now I’m even more desperate to get mine because as it stands na only me go dey need to apply for Visa anytime we need to travel to such places πŸ€•

    2. You're blessed Eka

  3. Africa will never be at the top 5 of anything.

    1. Unless it’s crime-related.

  4. UK temporarily suspends giving VISA to Nigerians. Na so l hear for channel news.


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