Nigerian passport is among the many listing of 20 least helpful passports to carry in 2023 with visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry to solely 46 international locations.

That is contained in Henley Passport Index, which is an authoritative rating of all of the world’s passports in accordance with the variety of locations their holders can entry with no prior visa.

The index which relies on unique knowledge from the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA) reveals Nigeria rating 97 amongst 109 locations.

After Nigeria, different international locations with worse passports embody Eritrea with 44 locations, South Sudan with 44 locations, Iran 43 locations, Congo 42 locations, Lebanon 42 locations, Sri Lanka 42 locations, Sudan 42 locations, Bangladesh 41 locations, Kosovo with 41 locations, Libya 41 locations, North Korea 40 locations, Nepal, 38 locations, Palestinian Territory 38 locations, Somalia 35 locations, Yemen 34 locations, Pakistan 32 locations, Syria 30 locations, Iraq 29 locations and Afghanistan 27 locations.

International locations providing visa-free, visa-on-arrival and e-visa entry to Nigerians as of the time of this report embody Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cabo Verde, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Others embody: Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Timor-Leste, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Fiji, Micronesia, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

In accordance with the Henley Passport Index, the trio of Asian passports provide their holders better world journey freedom than these of another international locations.

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Japanese residents take pleasure in visa-free or visa-on-demand entry to a report 193 locations world wide, simply forward of Singapore and South Korea whose residents can freely go to 192.

And now that Asia-Pacific is opening up post-Covid, its residents usually tend to be making use of that journey freedom once more.

International journey is now at round 75 p.c of pre-pandemic ranges, in accordance with the Index.

And now that Asia-Pacific is opening up post-Covid, its residents usually tend to be making use of that journey freedom once more.

Beneath the Asian prime three, a glut of European international locations sit close to the highest of the leaderboard. Germany and Spain are tied on 190 locations, adopted by Finland, Italy, Luxembourg on 189.

Then there’s Austria, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden all tied in fifth place, whereas France, Eire, Portugal and United Kingdom are at No. 6.
New Zealand and america make an look at No. 7, alongside Belgium, Norway, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

Afghan nationals sit on the backside of the index as soon as once more, and may entry simply 27 international locations with out requiring a visa prematurely.

The most effective passports to carry in 2023, in accordance with the Henley Passport Index embody Japan with 193 locations, Singapore and South Korea with 192 locations, Germany and Spain with 190 locations; Finland, Italy, Luxembourg with 189 locations;
Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden with 188 locations; France, Eire, Portugal, United Kingdom with 187 locations; Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States, Czech Republic with 186 locations;
Australia, Canada, Greece, Malta with 185 locations; Hungary and Poland with 184 locations; and Lithuania, Slovakia with 183 locations.