Nigerian international passport holders in fresh trouble

Nigerian international passport holders in fresh trouble

Just as the naira is shedding value, the Green Nigerian International passport has shed some value.

International passports of some countries can grant one access to a host of countries without visa.

German passports is currently the world’s most powerful travel document with holders of same being able to visit 177 countries without a visa.

USA’s passport can provide access to 174 countries, while British passport holders can visit 175 countries without a visa.

In 2015, Nigeria had visa-free access to 61 countries and was 57th position in the world ranking.

We have now dropped to 92nd in the world ranking and only have visa-free access to just 45 countries. Most of these are African countries.

The latest list was calculated based on visa restriction index compiled by Henley & Partners.

See the full list below:

  1. Germany – 177 Countries.
  2. Sweden – 176 Countries.
  3. Finland, France, Italy, Spain, UK – 175 Countries. 4. Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, US – 174 Countries.
  4. Austria, Japan, Singapore – 173 Countries.
  5. Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland – 172 Countries.
  6. Greece, New Zealand – 171 Countries.
  7. Australia – 169 Countries.
  8. Malta – 168 Countries.
  9. Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland – 167 Countries.
  10. Slovakia – 165 Countries.
  11. Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Slovenia – 164 Countries.
  12. Latvia – 163 Countries.
  13. Estonia, Lithuania – 162 Countries
  14. Poland – 161 Countries.
  15. Monaco – 160 Countries.
  16. Cyprus – 159 Countries.
  17. San Marino – 156 Countries.
  18. Chile – 155 Countries.
  19. Hong Kong – 154 Countries.
  20. Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania – 153 Countries.
  21. Andorra, Argentina – 152 Countries.
  22. Brunei Darussalam – 151 Countries.
  23. Croatia – 149 Countries.
  24. Israel – 147 Countries.
  25. Barbados – 141 Countries.
  26. Bahamas – 140 Countries.
  27. Mexico – 139 Countries.
  28. Taiwan, Uruguay – 137 Countries.
  29. Antigua and Barbuda, Vatican City – 134 Countries.
  30. Seychelles – 133 Countries.
  31. St. Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela – 132 Countries. 33. Costa Rica – 131 Countries.
  32. Trinidad and Tobago – 130 Countries.
  33. Mauritius – 128 Countries.
  34. Panama – 127 Countries.
  35. Paraguay, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines – 125 Countries.
  36. United Arab Emirates – 122 Countries.
  37. Grenada – 121 Countries.
  38. Macau – 120 Countries.
  39. Dominica, Honduras – 119 Countries.
  40. Guatemala – 116 Countries.
  41. El Salvador, Serbia – 115 Countries.
  42. Samoa – 112 Countries.
  43. Macedonia – 111 Countries.
  44. Nicaragua, Tonga, Vanuatu – 110 Countries.
  45. Montenegro – 107 Countries.
  46. Russia – 105 Countries.
  47. Palau – 104 Countries.
  48. Colombia – 103 Countries.
  49. Turkey – 102 Countries.
  50. Bosnia Herzegovina, Moldova – 101 Countries. 53. Albania – 98 Countries.
  51. South Africa – 97 Countries.
  52. Belize – 94 Countries.
  53. Peru, Solomon Islands – 86 Countries.
  54. Guyana, Kuwait, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu – 82 Countries.
  55. Ecuador, Fiji, Ukraine – 81 Countries.
  56. Maldives, Nauru – 80 Countries.
  57. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Qatar – 79 Countries. 61. Jamaica – 78 Countries.
  58. Papua New Guinea – 77 Countries.
  59. Micronesia – 75 Countries.
  60. Suriname – 74 Countries.
  61. Bahrain – 73 Countries.
  62. Bolivia, Botswana – 72 Countries.
  63. Oman, Thailand – 71 Countries.
  64. Namibia – 70 Countries.
  65. Lesotho, Saudi Arabia – 69 Countries.
  66. Kenya – 68 Countries.
  67. Belarus, Gambia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Swaziland – 67 Countries.
  68. Tanzania, Tunisia – 65 Countries.
  69. Ghana – 64 Countries.
  70. Zambia – 63 Countries.
  71. Azerbaijan – 62 Countries.
  72. Cape Verde, Philippines – 61 Countries.
  73. Uganda – 60 Countries.
  74. Benin, Cuba, Morocco, Zimbabwe – 59 Countries.
  75. Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan – 58 Countries.
  76. Armenia – 57 Countries.
  77. Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mongolia – 56 Countries.
  78. Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo – 55 Countries. 83. Dominican Republic, Sao Tome, Principe – 54 Countries.
  79. Tajikistan – 53 Countries.
  80. India, Mali, Uzbekistan – 52 Countries.
  81. Bhutan, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sierra Leone – 51 Countries.
  82. Cambodia, China – 50 Countries.
  83. Chad, Egypt, Gabon, Turkmenistan – 49 Countries.
  84. Algeria, Central African Republic, Haiti, Madagascar, Rwanda – 48 Countries.
  85. Comoros, Jordan, Laos, Vietnam – 47 Countries. 91. Guinea – 46 Countries.
  86. Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria – 45 Countries.
  87. Congo (Republic of), Djibouti – 44 Countries.
  88. Liberia – 43 Countries.
  89. Burundi, North Korea, Myanmar – 42 Countries. 96. Bangladesh, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Lebanon, Sri Lanka – 39 Countries.
  90. Kosovo, South Sudan, Yemen – 38 Countries.
  91. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Sudan – 37 Countries.
  92. Libya – 36 Countries.
  93. Syria – 32 Countries.
  94. Somalia – 31 Countries.
  95. Iraq – 30 Countries.
  96. Pakistan – 29 Countries.
  97. Afghanistan – 25 Countries.