The Nigerian international passport has dropped in the new global ranking of international passports around the world, coming far behind many countries in Africa.
The famous green passport came at the bottom the spectrum, just above some war-torn countries in Africa and the middle-east, according to a 2020 ranking by Henley & Partners, an organization reputed for indexing and ranking international passports to determine their travel freedom, countries they can access and the type of visa required.
Nigeria held the 95th position in the most recent index for 2020 with access to only 46 countries giving visa-free or visa-on-arrival. This ranking sits at the bottom the spectrum just above some war-torn countries in Africa and the middle-east.
An International passport is considered as a global portal where you can see the world. It can also be a hinderance depending of what side of the spectrum you belong.
The best ranked passport in Africa is Seychelles at the 29th position followed by Mauritius at 52nd position and South Africa at the 56th position tying with Belize, a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America.
The Japanese passport is accorded the most powerful in the world, giving visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to about 191 destinations globally. Singapore holds the second position while Germany and South Korea both share the 3rd position with access to 189 destinations around the world.
By Dipo Oni