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TOP 7 Strongest Passports In Africa ; See Where South Africa Passport Stands.

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, which saw many countries institute lockdowns, travel bans, and border closures, among other things, travel dropped in 2020.

The pandemic also had an impact on passport power around the world, with countries banning persons with specific passports from entering their territory or imposing strict conditions before allowing people to cross their borders.

Other criteria evaluated throughout the ranking, according to the Henley Passport Index, are governance and political matters. This contributed to the weakening of passports in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States.

Following the Brexit decision, numerous UK nationals are applying for a second EU passport.

The HHenley Passport Index is the first ranking of all passports in the world based on the number of countries to which their holders can travel without a visa. The rating is based on unique data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world's largest and most accurate database of travel data, and is supplemented by continuing research from the Henley & Partners Research Department.

Japan continues to hold the top slot in the world for the most powerful passport, but South Africa grabs the top spot in Africa.

7. Kenya.

On the global list, the East African country came in at number 73. The value of a Kenyan passport, on the other hand, has dwindled with time. From 52nd place in 2006 to 73rd place presently. With 72 nations, it has visa-free agreements.

6. Malawi.

Malawi comes in at number 72 on the list. Its citizens can travel to 73 countries without a visa.

5. Eswatini.

The country of Southern Africa is ranked 71st in the world. Its citizens can visit 74 countries without needing a visa.

4. Lesotho.

South Africa's surrounded country has the fourth most powerful passport in Africa and the 69th most powerful passport worldwide. A Lesotho passport holder is eligible for visa-free travel to 76 countries.

3. Namibia.

The tiny nation is ranked 68th in the world and third in Africa. The Namibia passport holder can travel to 77 countries without having to make any arrangements.

2. Botswana.

Botswana is ranked 62 globally and second in Africa. Botswana passport holders can visit 85 countries without a visa.

1. South Africa.

In the 2021 index, South Africa ranks first in Africa and 54th worldwide. The position of the country on the index has shifted throughout time. On the index, it debuted at number 37. Without a visa, South African passport holders can travel to 101 countries.

Source: https://africa.businessinsider.com/local/lifestyle/top-10-most-powerful-passports-in-africa-for-2021/xtd4jwz

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