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Nigeria’s International Passport Ranks 99th Globally, 43rd in Africa As Nigerians Can Only Travel To 45 Nations Visa-free

Nigeria’s passport is ranked globally at the 99th position out of the ranked 112 nations, meaning that Nigerians can only travel to 45 other countries without visas.

Forty-three African nations are ahead of Nigeria in the ranking by Henley Passport Index which collates the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s 193 passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Nigeria comes below 53 South Africa at 53 position, Botswana – 62, Namibia – 67, Lesotho – 68, Malawi – 71, Kenya and Tanzania tied at 72, Tunisia and Zambia tied at 73, Gambia – 76, Uganda – 77, Cape Verde Islands – 78 and Zimbabwe at 79.

 Other ranking by African countries include Ghana and Morocco tied at 80, Sierra Leone – 81, Mozambique 82, Benin Republic and Rwanda at 83, Sao Tome and Principe – 84, Mauritania – 85, Burkina Faso – 86 and Gabon 87.

Others still include Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal tied at 88, Equatorial Guinea and Madagascar at 89, Guinea, Mali and Togo tied at 90, Chad and Niger tied at 91 and Algeria, Central African Republic, Egypt and Guinea-Bissau 92.

Other African countries ranking also include Burundi 93, Angola and Cameroon at 94, Liberia – 95, Congo (Rep.) – 96, Djibouti – 97 while Ethiopia tied with Nigeria at 99.

The African countries that rank lower than Nigeria are South Sudan – 100, Eritrea – 101, Congo (Dem. Rep.) – 102, Sudan – 103, Libya – 104 and Somalia at 107.

The bottom five countries globally include Yemen – 108, Pakistan – 109, Syria – 110, Iraq – 111 and Afghanistan – 112.

Globally, the report said that Japan and Singapore jointly rank first and can travel to 192 countries visa-free.

Others include Germany and South Korea at second position and can travel to 190 countries visa-free

At third position with visa-free access to 189 countries are Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain.

Fourth position is occupied by Austria, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden and have access to 188 countries visa-free.

At 5th position are France, Ireland, Portugal 187 and United Kingdom with access to 187 countries visa-free while sixth position include Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and United States with access to 186 countries visa-free.

At 7th position are Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece and Malta and Hungary occupies 8th position. Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia occupy the 9th position while Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia caps the 10th position with access to 181 countries visa-free.

Others include 11 Iceland 180

12 Malaysia 179

13 Liechtenstein 178

14 Cyprus 176

15 United Arab Emirates 175

16 Chile 174

16 Monaco 174

16 Romania 174

17 Bulgaria 173

17 Croatia 173

18 Hong Kong (SAR China) 171

19 Argentina 170

20 Brazil 169

20 San Marino 169

21 Andorra 168

22 Brunei 166

23 Barbados 162

24 Israel 159

24 Mexico 159

25 St. Kitts and Nevis 156

26 Bahamas 155

27 Uruguay 153

27 Vatican City 153

28 Seychelles 152

29 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 151

30 Antigua and Barbuda 150

30 Costa Rica 150

30 Trinidad and Tobago 150

31 Mauritius 146

31 St. Lucia 146

32 Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) 145

33 Dominica 144

33 Grenada 144

33 Macao (SAR China) 144

34 Ukraine 143

35 Panama 142

36 Paraguay 141

37 Serbia 136

38 Peru 135

39 El Salvador 134

40 Guatemala 133

40 Honduras 133

41 Colombia 131

41 Samoa 131

41 Solomon Islands 131

42 Tonga 129

42 Venezuela 129

43 Nicaragua 127

43 Tuvalu 127

44 North Macedonia 125

45 Kiribati 123

45 Montenegro 123

46 Marshall Islands 122

47 Moldova 120

48 Palau Islands 119

49 Russian Federation 117

49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 117

49 Micronesia 117

50 Georgia 115

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