List of top 7 most powerful passports in Africa is finally out

List of top 7 most powerful passports in Africa is finally out

Passports of different countries in Africa may look similar and have the same size and shape but the powers of these passports vary. While someone in a particular country in Africa may be able to travel to many countries of the world, another person in a different African country may not have such privilege - this is where the powers of these passports come to bear.

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According to a ranking by Henley Passport Index, the data is based on the International Air Transport Association. This association maintains the globe's biggest and most accurate database of information regarding travel.

Included in the index is the data from 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations. This index is updated every four months and is considered the most reliable index of its kind.

On the basis of the foregoing, Legit.ng brings you some of the most powerful passports in Africa.

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Below are the top seven for 2021.

1. South Africa

South African passport is the most powerful in Africa. With South African passport, rest assured that you are entitled to travel to 101 countries without a prior visa.

Here are the 7 most powerful passports in Africa right now

South African passport is the most powerful passport in Africa. Photo credit: BusinessTech
Source: UGC

2. Botswana

Botswana passport comes second in the list of top seven most powerful passports in Africa. With this passport, you can travel to 85 countries without a prior visa.

Here are the 7 most powerful passports in Africa right now

Holders of Botswana passport can travel to 85 countries prior visa. Photo credit: YourBotswana
Source: UGC

3. Namibia

Namibia has the third most powerful passport in Africa. Namibian passport holders can visit 77 countries without a visa.

Here are the 7 most powerful passports in Africa right now

This is the third most powerful passport in the world. Photo credit: The Namibian
Source: UGC

4. Lesotho

Lesotho passport is number 4 in Africa, and holders of this passport can visit 76 countries without a visa.

Here are the 7 most powerful passports in Africa right now

Holders of Lesotho passport can travel to 74 countries visa-free. Photo credit: Lesotho Times
Source: UGC

5. Eswatini

Anyone holding an Eswatini passport should understand that they are holding the fifth most powerful in Africa and that they can travel to 74 countries visa-free.

Here are the 7 most powerful passports in Africa right now

Eswatini passport is the fifth most powerful passport in Africa. Photo credit: Vietnam eVisa
Source: UGC

6. Malawi

Malawian passport is ranked sixth most powerful in Africa and holders of this passport can visit 73 countries visa-free.

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Here are the 7 most powerful passports in Africa right now

With Malawian passport, you can travel to 72 countries visa-free. Photo credit: Daily Maverick
Source: UGC

7. Kenya

Kenyan passport is the seventh most powerful in Africa. Holders of this passport can visit 72 countries without a prior visa.

Here are the 7 most powerful passports in Africa right now

Kenyan passport is the seventh most powerful passport in Africa. Photo credit: Vietnamimmigration.com
Source: UGC

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