worst passport Nigeria by Henley & Partners

Top 20 Worst Passport In 2021 According to Henley & Partners Ranking

Last updated on February 11th, 2023 at 02:36 pm


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 scores, ranking 115 in the 227 travel destinations in the latest H&P Passport Index based on the 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’s 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 the most travel-friendly passports across the globe.

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CountryRankVisa-Free Score
Palestinian territory, Nepal11037
North Korea10939
Kosovo, Libya, Bangladesh10840
Sudan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Lebanon10741
Democratic Republic of Congo10642
South Sudan10444
Nigeria, Ethiopia10345
Haiti, Congo10048
Laos, Liberia9949
Cameroon, Jordan, Angola9850
Burundi, Egypt9751

Wrapping up:

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. 


  • Opeyemi Quadri

    Ope is a finance writer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in content creation. His interests cut across decentralized finance, investment, foreign exchange, government policies and politics.

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