Kenya has been placed in position 72 in the latest rankings for the world’s most powerful passports.

Once again, Japan topped the list in the latest Henley Passport Index, which ranks passports based on the number of countries travelers can visit without obtaining a visa or receiving one on arrival.

A Japanese passport offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 193 destinations around the world.

Singapore was ranked second with a score of 192 destinations while South Korea tied with Germany in third place with a score of 191.

Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain were ranked fourth with holders of their passports getting visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations, followed by Austria and Denmark (189); France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (188); Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (187); Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway (186); Australia, Canada (185); and Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (183).

Leading in the list of worst passports to hold is Afghanistan, which gives one access to only 26 destinations around the world.

Iraq (28) is the second-worst passport followed by Syria (29), Pakistan (32), Yemen (33), Somalia (34), Palestinian territories (37), Nepal (38), and North Korea (39 destinations).

In Africa, Seychelles has the most powerful passport, which gives a holder visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 152 global destinations. Seychelles is ranked 27th globally.

South Africa, which is ranked in position 53 in the world, has the second most powerful passport on the continent with access to 103 destinations followed by Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, eSwatini, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Tunisia.

A person holding a Kenyan passport can get visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 72 destinations across the world.


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