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Nigerian Passport Ranks 101 Among 199 Countries, Behind Togo, Chad, Others

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The Nigerian passport is ranked one hundred and first out of 199 nations, in accordance with the rating performed by the Henley Passport Index, described as the unique, authoritative rating of all of the world’s passports.

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The index ranks passports, in accordance with the variety of locations their holders can entry with out a visa.



A London, United Kingdom-based world citizenship and residence advisory agency, Henley and Companions, defined that the index was primarily based on unique information from the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation — the most important, most correct journey info database.

Japan is primary on the checklist, adopted by Singapore in second place, and South Korea and Germany tied for third. Italy, Finland, Spain and Luxembourg take the fourth place, whereas Denmark and Austria spherical out the highest 5.

The corporate, on July 6, acknowledged, “With the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics simply weeks away, and the nation in a ‘quasi’ state of emergency, Japan nonetheless retains its maintain on the primary spot on the HPI — which is predicated on unique information from the IATA — with a theoretical visa-free/visa-on-arrival rating of 193.

“Whereas the dominance of European passports within the prime 10 has been a given for many of the index’s 16-year historical past, the pre-eminence of three Asian states — Japan, Singapore, and South Korea — has turn into the brand new regular.

“Singapore stays in second place, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival rating of 192, and South Korea continues to share joint-third place with Germany, every with a rating of 191.”

Seychelles (twenty eighth) leads all African nations on the checklist, adopted by Mauritius (thirty first), South Africa (57th), Botswana (66th), Namibia (72nd), Lesotho (73rd), Eswatini (seventy fifth), Malawi (76th), Kenya and Tanzania (77th), Zambia and Tunisia (78th), The Gambia (eightieth), Uganda and Cape Verde Islands (81st).

African nations that outperformed Nigeria additionally included Zimbabwe (83rd), Ghana and Morocco (84th), Sierra Leone and Mozambique (eighty fifth), Benin (86th), São Tomé and Príncipe and Rwanda (87th), Mauritania (88th), Burkina Faso (89th), Gabon (ninetieth), and Cote d’Ivoire (91st).

Others have been Senegal, Madagascar and Equatorial Guinea (92nd), Togo and Guinea (93rd), Niger, Mali, Comoro Islands and Chad (94th), Guinea-Bissau, Central African Republic and Algeria (ninety fifth), Egypt, Burundi and Angola (96th), Liberia and Cameroon (97th), Republic of the Congo (98th), and Djibouti (99th).

Nigeria beat solely seven nations on the continent, particularly Ethiopia (102nd), South Sudan (103rd), Eritrea and Democratic Republic of the Congo (104th), Sudan (106th), Libya (107th), and Somalia (111th).

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