Spain 1st: New Ranking for Nigerian Passport As 3 More Countries Grant Visa-Free Entry in 2023

Dec 17, 2023 | Uncategorized

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  • Nigerian passport has been ranked in the latest passport index compiled by VisaGuide
  • The monthly ranking places Nigeria among the least powerful passport in the world, lower than neighbouring countries such as Niger
  • Spain emerged as the top-ranking passport among 199 world passports surveyed

The Nigerian passport has been ranked 191st out of 199 in the December update of the World Passport Index, prepared by VisaGuide.

The latest ranking means Nigeria has one of the least powerful passports in the world, with a score of 11.50.

This indicates that enthusiastic Nigerians who want to travel will have to pay more or go through tougher processing

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Nigerian passport ranked one of the lowest in the world
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In the index, Nigeria’s passport is only better than war-torn countries such as Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

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Why Nigeria’s passport is ranked so low?

According to VisaGuide, all passports were ranked based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a visa.

For Nigeria, the report shows that holders of Nigerian passports can only visit 26 countries visa-free.

Additionally, only one country approves entry with a travel authorization (eTA), while no country accepts Nigerians with a visa.

Also, only 4 countries approve visas on arrival for Nigerians, while eVisas are approved in 12 countries.

However, 170 countries around the world make it mandatory for Nigerians to secure a visa.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kenya, Kazakhstan, and Rwanda are some countries that announced visa-free entry for Nigerians in 2023.

Also, the Bahamas, a country in the Caribbean, will soon be another country Nigerians can visit without a visa.

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Top 10 countries in the world with the best passport

In the report, VisaGuide says the Spanish passport is the top-ranking passport among 199 world passports.

Holders of Spanish passports have free access to 43 countries, and another 106 allow visa-free entry.

In addition, they will also benefit from entry with a travel authorization (eTA) to 11 countries, visa on arrival to 30 countries, and online visa access to another 18 countries

Top 10 countries with best passport and visa-free countries allowed for holders

  1. Spain – 106
  2. Singapore – 156
  3. Germany – 106
  4. Italy – 107
  5. France – 103
  6. Netherlands – 108
  7. Finland – 106
  8. Sweden – 105
  9. Norway – 107
  10. Denmark – 136

Top 10 rank African passport and number of countries to visit visa-free

According to the ranking, Seychelles is the highest-ranked African country, standing at 63rd place, and its citizens can visit 124 countries visa-free.

  • Seychelles: 124
  • Mauritius: 117
  • South Africa: 72
  • Lesotho: 49
  • Tunisia: 36
  • Eswatini: 46
  • Morocco: 37
  • Malawi: 43
  • Tanzania: 47
  • Kenya: 44

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“Don’t Pay Agents”: Nigerian Immigration Warns Citizens

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned Nigerians against paying agents to obtain passports.

In a post on Twitter, now X NIS emphasized that individuals can easily apply for and pay for their passports online without needing an intermediary.

Source: Legit.ng

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