Nigerian Passport Ranked Among Countries With Least Powerful Passports

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The Passport Index , done by Canada -based global consultancy Arton Capital , showed Nigerians can travel to 44 countries either without a visa at all or can have one issued on arrival .

According to the Index, Djibouti and Congo with visa -free to 45 countries ; Algeria ( 46 );
Liberia , Angola , Equatorial Guinea , and Burundi and Cameroon ( 47 ) are African countries with a stronger passport than Nigeria .

Others are Central Africa Republic ( 48 ); Guinea – Bissau, Chad , Egypt ( 50 ); Comoros , Gabon , Mali , Madagascar ( 52 ); Togo , Niger, Mozambique ( 53 ); Rwanda ( 54 ); Senegal , Mauritania, Burkina Faso ( 55 ); Guinea , Ivory Coast ( 56 ); Sao Tome , Benin , Morocco ( 58 ); and Ghana, Sierra Leone ( 60 ) .

Uganda and Zimbabwe rank higher with 61 and 62 visa – free countries respectively , while Cape Verde , Tunisia and Zambia are on 63 ; followed by Tanzania ( 65 ); Gambia ( 66 ); Namibia ( 67 ); and Kenya , Malawi ( 68 ) .

Tiny Singapore now has the world ’s most powerful passport , according to a new ranking , with its citizens able to travel to the greatest number of countries visa -free .

Passport Index, which keeps track of how usable such documents are, said the city -state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans .

That means the approximately 3. 4 million holders of Singaporean passports can now travel to 159 countries either without a visa at all , or can have one issued on arrival .

Germany came in second place , with its citizens able to visit 158 countries without a visa , while Sweden and South Korea tied for third .

The US passport was in sixth place , alongside Malaysia , Ireland and Canada .
Afghanistan came bottom of the list with visa -free access to just 22 countries.

Passport Index said the US passport ’s usefulness has fallen since President Donald Trump took office , with Turkey and the Central African Republic becoming the most recent countries to revoke their visa -free entry for holders .

Passport Index ranks passports worldwide based on the cross-border access a holder has . It was developed by Canada -based global consultancy Arton Capital .

“For the first time ever , an Asian country has the most powerful passport in the world ,” Philippe May , managing director of Arton Capital ’s Singapore office , said in a statement .
“It is a testament of Singapore ’s inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy . ”

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