By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
The importance of a passport cannot be overlooked as it helps in establishing the national identity of an individual –It is one of the most important documents a citizen to a sovereign nation can obtain to facilitate the movement through foreign nations, especially in relations to geopolitics.
This Article takes a look at the top 5 most powerful African passports in 2022, ranked by the Henley Passport Index based on how many destinations the holder can enter without the need for visa payment.
The Seychelles passport ranks as the most powerful in Africa, with a wide travel reach of 152 places without a visa. The Seychelles passport is ranked 28 on the Global list.
The South African Passport made great progress over the year 2021 to 2022 moving up to Second in Africa and 51st place on the Global Rank. This Passport has a travel reach of 104 places without a visa.
The Botswana passport is the 3rd most powerful Passport on the African continent, making 60th place on the Global Ranking.
Namibian Passport is the 4th most powerful Passport on the Continent, holders of this passport can visit 78 places without a visa.
The Lesotho passport concludes our top 5 of Africa’s most powerful passport, with a global rank of 67. Holders of this passport can Visit 77 places without a visa.
Discover where your passport lies on the global mobility spectrum by comparing it with the other 198 passports and 226 destinations included on the Henley Passport Index.