Nigeria Ranks Below Ghana And Liberia On World's Most Powerful Passports

Nigeria Ranks Below Ghana And Liberia On World’s Most Powerful Passports

The Nigeria International Passport has ranked below the likes of Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, Mali, and others in the list of the World’s Most Powerful Passports which was ranked based on the travel-friendly passports across the globe.

Nigeria Passport is ranked at 103 positions with 45 scores out of 116 in the world while other Africa nations like Ghana sits at 84 positions, Guinea and Mali shares same position at 94 while Liberia 99 position.

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This was disclosed and confirmed in the recent report which was released by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm, Henley & Partners. The firm’s Henley Passport Index is based on exclusive data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The top 10 slots were dominated by Japan, Singapore, European Union nations, and the US with 192 – 182 scores while the bottom ranking countries include North Korea, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria among others scoring less than 40 scores.

Japan and Singapore top the list with 192 scores each, which is followed by South Korea and Germany in second place with 190 scores while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain are all together in third place (with a score of 189).

European Union countries dominate the top of the list as usual, with Austria and Denmark in fourth place and France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden in fifth place.

New Zealand, Belgium and Switzerland share the 6th position while the United States and the United Kingdom, which held the top spot together back in 2014, are now more modestly placed in the rankings. They are ranked 7th, alongside the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, and Norway, with visa-free or visa-on-demand access to 185 destinations.

Australia and Canada are in eighth place, Hungary is ninth, and Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia have together broken into the No.10 spot, with a score of 182.

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Below are the Worst Country Passports to hold

The countries in this category have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer than 40 countries. They are:

  • 109 North Korea (39 destinations)
  • 110. Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)
  • 111. Somalia (34)
  • 112. Yemen (33)
  • 113. Pakistan (31)
  • 114. Syria (29)
  • 115. Iraq (28)
  • 116. Afghanistan (26)

Nigeria Ranks Below Ghana And Liberia On World’s Most Powerful Passports

By Okpara Kenneth

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