The Nigerian passport has been ranked 98th out of 199 nations in a brand new report launched by Henley & Companions, a London-based world citizenship and residence advisory agency.
The Nigerian passport now ranks beneath that of different African nations equivalent to Malawi, Niger, Chad, Zimbabwe, Uganda and The Gambia as revealed within the quarterly passport index which is primarily based on unique information from the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation, which maintains the world’s largest database of journey info.
The Q1 2022 index cross-examined the passports of 199 nations with 227 journey locations; and ranked these passports primarily based on world entry and mobility. Every passport is scored primarily based on the variety of locations that the holder can entry visa-free. This additionally applies if passport holders can get hold of a visa on arrival, a customer’s allow, or an digital journey authority upon entry.
Whereas Japan and Singapore topped the ranks with passports getting access to 192 nations, america and the UK ranked seventh whereas Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan settled on the backside 5.
The Seychelles passport ranked the very best in Africa, having visa-free entry to 152 nations. Botswana and Namibia ranked second and third with 86 and 78 nations, respectively.
Although Nigeria rose 5 locations in comparison with the This autumn 2021, Malawi (76th), Niger (ninetieth), Chad (ninetieth) The Gambia (seventy fifth), Uganda (76th), Zimbabwe (78th) and Sierra Leone (eightieth) all ranked above the West African nation and Ethiopia, which tallied at 98th.