The Nigerian passport has been ranked behind nations like Ghana, Mali, Liberia and others, ENigeria Newspaper reports.
The Nigerian passport, often known as the Nigerian international passport, has been ranked 103 (out of 116) in the world, behind African countries such as Ghana (84), Liberia (99), Guinea (94), and Mail (94), among others. The list was compiled using the most travel-friendly passports from around the world.
This was confirmed in a report obtained by ENigeria Newspaper from Henley & Partners, a London-based global citizenship and residence advice organization.
The information produced by Henley Passport Index is frequently based on proprietary data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
While Japan, Singapore, European Union nations, and the United States dominated the top 10 places with scores ranging from 192 to 182, North Korea, Somalia, Pakistan, and Syria, among others, headed the bottom 10 with scores of less than 40.
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Japan and Singapore lead the pack with 192 points each, followed by South Korea, which is tied for second position with Germany (with a score of 190). In third position are Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain (with a score of 189).
As is customary, EU countries dominate the top of the list, with Austria and Denmark coming in fourth and France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden coming in fifth.
New Zealand is in sixth place, alongside Belgium and Switzerland, after announcing this week that it will abandon its Covid-19 eradication policy in favor of a vaccine certificate system.
The United States and the United Kingdom, who shared first place in the rankings in 2014, are now at a lower position. With visa-free or visa-on-demand access to 185 destinations, they are rated seventh, alongside the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, and Norway.
With a score of 182, Australia and Canada are in eighth position, Hungary in ninth, and Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia are in tenth place.
Worst passports to hold
The countries in this category have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to fewer than 40 countries. They are:
109 North Korea (39 destinations)
110. Nepal and Palestinian territories (37)
111. Somalia (34)
112. Yemen (33)
113. Pakistan (31)
114. Syria (29)
115. Iraq (28)
116. Afghanistan (26)
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The list compiled by Henley & Partners is one of several developed by financial firms to rate worldwide passports based on the level of access they provide to their residents.
There are 227 travel destinations included by the Henley Passport Index. It is updated in real-time throughout the year as new visa policies are implemented.