Ever wondered what are the top 10 most powerful passports in Africa?
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Africa is a wonderland where you’ll find tons of excitements every day, but unfortunately, African passports don’t make it to the top of most powerful passports in the world.
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Seychelles has the most powerful passport in Africa
Seychelles sits at the top of the list with 132 countries but Africa’s most powerful passport is the 22nd most powerful passport in the world which is not a satisfying rank for an amazing continent like Africa.
Brunei, Grenada, Mauritius, and Seychelles are the only countries in the world with visa-free access to Russia, China, the Schengen Area, and the United Kingdom.
Mauritius has the 2nd most powerful passport in Africa
Mauritius has the 2nd most powerful African passport with 130 countries which is only two countries less than number one!
South Africa has the 3rd most powerful passport in Africa
South Africa has the 3rd most powerful African passport with 97 countries but besides being visa-free to Ireland, South African passport has no other visa-free Western country on its passport.
Botswana has the 4th most powerful passport in Africa
Botswana has the 4th most powerful African passport with visa-free access to 80 countries. Botswana passport is good for the UK and Ireland, but it’s not visa-free to other western countries.
Eswatini and Lesotho have the 5th most powerful passport in AfricaEswatiniLesotho
Eswatini (Swaziland) ties with Lesotho, holding the title of the 5th most powerful African passport with 75 countries. They both are visa-free to countries like Ireland and South Korea, as well as Japan for Lesotho.
Namibia and Malawi have the 6th most powerful passport in AfricaNamibiaMalawi
Namibia ties with Malawi, being the sixth most powerful passport in Africa with visa-free access to 73 countries. Namibia is visa-free to the UK, while both Namibia and Malawi are visa-free to Hong Kong and Macau, two sovereign states of China.
Zambia and Kenya have the 7th most powerful passport in AfricaZambiaKenya
Finally, Zambia and Kenya are tied, being the 7th most powerful African passports with visa-free access to 72 countries.