Nigerian passport is one of the worst passports, ranking alongside Ethiopia, the two most populous African countries. The two most populated African countries are ranked 103 with 43 visa-free scores out of 116 in the world.
The ranking, according to Henley & Partners, travel by investment and residence advisory firm, was based on the most travel-friendly passports in the world.
Japan, Singapore, Germany, South Korea, France, Canada, and UK are some of the top most powerful passports that could make holders enter not less than 170 countries without the need for a travel visa.
Afghanistan passport is the worst with 26 travel-free scores, followed by Iraq with 28 score, ranking 115 in the 227 travel destinations in the latest H&P Passport Index which based its travel data it obtained from the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
What does this mean?
Nigerian passport only has 45 visa-free countries on its list which hold few business opportunities.
Some of the peculiar things about most of the countries whose passports are lowly-rated is war, internal crisis, ethnic crisis, and terrorism among others.
It means apart from the 45 lowly-rated countries Nigeria passport can access, the holder will have to obtain a visa in order to enter other destination countries
It also shows that African nations like the Central African Republic (52), Chad (53), Kenya (72), and Botswana with 86 scores are better than Nigeria in terms of most travel-friendly passports across the globe.
|Palestinian territory, Nepal||110||37|
|Kosovo, Libya, Bangladesh||108||40|
|Sudan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Lebanon||107||41|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||106||42|
|Cameroon, Jordan, Angola||98||50|
At InfomediaNG Business Solutions, we expect the countries that make the list of worst passports in 2021 to make their country safer, be transparent in budget implementation, reduce corruption among immigration officials to the minimum. All these indicators play a crucial role when ranking passports.