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See Nigeria’s New Rank As List Of World’s Most Powerful Passports Of 2016 Is Revealed


German citizens currently hold the world’s most powerful passport as they can visit 177 countries without a visa, while US tourists can travel to 174.

British travellers can currently enter 175, but that could well change in the next couple of years. 

With a maximum attainable score of 218, the visa restriction index by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, ranks nations or territories based on the number of countries their citizens can travel to visa-free.

countries that rank the highest, including the UK and US, are shown in blue, while those at the bottom are shown in yellow


Check out the list below:

1. Germany – 177 Countries.
2. Sweden – 176 Countries.
3. Finland, France, Italy, Spain, UK – 175 Countries.
4. Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, US – 174 Countries.
5. Austria, Japan, Singapore – 173 Countries.
6. Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland – 172 Countries.
7. Greece, New Zealand – 171 Countries.
8. Australia – 169 Countries.
9. Malta – 168 Countries.
10. Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland – 167 Countries.
11. Slovakia – 165 Countries.
12. Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Slovenia – 164 Countries.
13. Latvia – 163 Countries.
14. Estonia, Lithuania – 162 Countries.
15. Poland – 161 Countries.
16. Monaco – 160 Countries.
17. Cyprus – 159 Countries.
18. San Marino – 156 Countries.
19. Chile – 155 Countries.
20. Hong Kong – 154 Countries.
21. Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania – 153 Countries.
22. Andorra, Argentina – 152 Countries.
23. Brunei Darussalam – 151 Countries.
24. Croatia – 149 Countries.
25. Israel – 147 Countries.
26. Barbados – 141 Countries.
27. Bahamas – 140 Countries.
28. Mexico – 139 Countries.
29. Taiwan, Uruguay – 137 Countries. 
30. Antigua and Barbuda, Vatican City – 134 Countries.
31. Seychelles – 133 Countries.
32. St. Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela – 132 Countries.
33. Costa Rica – 131 Countries.
34. Trinidad and Tobago – 130 Countries.
35. Mauritius – 128 Countries.
36. Panama – 127 Countries.
37. Paraguay, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines – 125 Countries.
38. United Arab Emirates – 122 Countries.
39. Grenada – 121 Countries.
40. Macau – 120 Countries.
41. Dominica, Honduras – 119 Countries.
42. Guatemala – 116 Countries.
43. El Salvador, Serbia – 115 Countries.
44. Samoa – 112 Countries.
45. Macedonia – 111 Countries.
46. Nicaragua, Tonga, Vanuatu – 110 Countries.
47. Montenegro – 107 Countries.
48. Russia – 105 Countries.
49. Palau – 104 Countries.
50. Colombia – 103 Countries.
51. Turkey – 102 Countries.
52. Bosnia Herzegovina, Moldova – 101 Countries.
53. Albania – 98 Countries.
54. South Africa – 97 Countries.
55. Belize – 94 Countries.
56. Peru, Solomon Islands – 86 Countries.
57. Guyana, Kuwait, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu – 82 Countries.
58. Ecuador, Fiji, Ukraine – 81 Countries.
59. Maldives, Nauru – 80 Countries.
60. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Qatar – 79 Countries.
61. Jamaica – 78 Countries.
62. Papua New Guinea – 77 Countries.
63. Micronesia – 75 Countries.
64. Suriname – 74 Countries.
65. Bahrain – 73 Countries.
66. Bolivia, Botswana – 72 Countries.
67. Oman, Thailand – 71 Countries.
68. Namibia – 70 Countries.
69. Lesotho, Saudi Arabia – 69 Countries.
70. Kenya – 68 Countries.
71. Belarus, Gambia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Swaziland – 67 Countries.
72. Tanzania, Tunisia – 65 Countries.
73. Ghana – 64 Countries.
74. Zambia – 63 Countries.
75. Azerbaijan – 62 Countries.
76. Cape Verde, Philippines – 61 Countries.
77. Uganda – 60 Countries.
78. Benin, Cuba, Morocco, Zimbabwe – 59 Countries.
79. Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan – 58 Countries.
80. Armenia – 57 Countries.
81. Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mongolia – 56 Countries.
82. Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo – 55 Countries.
83. Dominican Republic, Sao Tome, Principe – 54 Countries.
84. Tajikistan – 53 Countries.
85. India, Mali, Uzbekistan – 52 Countries.
86. Bhutan, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sierra Leone – 51 Countries.
87. Cambodia, China – 50 Countries.
88. Chad, Egypt, Gabon, Turkmenistan – 49 Countries.
89. Algeria, Central African Republic, Haiti, Madagascar, Rwanda – 48 Countries.
90. Comoros, Jordan, Laos, Vietnam – 47 Countries.
91. Guinea – 46 Countries.
92. Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria – 45 Countries.
93. Congo (Republic of), Djibouti – 44 Countries.
94. Liberia – 43 Countries.
95. Burundi, North Korea, Myanmar – 42 Countries.
96. Bangladesh, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Lebanon, Sri Lanka – 39 Countries.
97. Kosovo, South Sudan, Yemen – 38 Countries.
98. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Sudan – 37 Countries.
99. Libya – 36 Countries.
100. Syria – 32 Countries.
101. Somalia – 31 Countries.
102. Iraq – 30 Countries.
103. Pakistan – 29 Countries.
104. Afghanistan – 25 Countries.

In 2015, Nigeria had visa-free access to 61 countries and was 57th position in the world ranking. 

Today, Nigeria has dropped to 92nd in the world ranking and has visa-free access to just 45 countries.

Change.

4 thoughts on “See Nigeria’s New Rank As List Of World’s Most Powerful Passports Of 2016 Is Revealed”

  1. Ese Umoh says:

    When you see a list like this, you just know to keep scrolling down till you get to the point that separates the biggies from the outcast. That’s where we are often found. May God guide us to move forward in this nation. This Tew much oh!

  2. OMAZ -COURT says:

    That is what turpitude leaders has caused our dear country. Is Jonathan to be blamed too? It should be a moment of sober reflection, rather than rephrasing the change mantra to “change begins with me campaign”

  3. Bomi says:

    Apc…. change

  4. Mannyxander says:

    I guess GEJ is to blame for this as well, imagine countries like Benin and Niger have a stronger passport than Nigeria, SMH… where is d way forward for this country?

    Manny the long lost MDB’er

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