Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in Africa for 2023

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For some people, a passport is a portal to the world. For others, it is a barrier to the travel freedom they seek. Here’s a look into the African passports with the most visa free access according to the Henley Passport Index.

Top 10 Most Powerful Passports
  • Seychelles (153)
  • Mauritius (146)
  • South Africa (106)
  • Botswana (86)
  • Namibia (78)
  • Lesotho (77)
  • Eswatini (74)
  • Malawi (73)
  • Kenya (72)
  • Tanzania (71)

The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s 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) – the largest, most accurate travel information database – and enhanced by Henley & Partners’ research team. Expert insights regarding the latest ranking are available in the Global Mobility Report 2023 Q1.

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