Traveling is one of the best forms of exposure and, to a large extend our level of exposure influences how far we go in life.
Based on TOPNAIJA.NG‘s research, the Japanese passport has been ranked the most powerful passport in the world with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations.
According to the Henley Passport Index which depends on data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), Nigeria gained visa-free access (net-free access) to three new countries, bring its visa-free access to 47 countries.
Speaking on the methodology of the ranking, Henley said: “For each travel destination, if no visa is required for passport holders from a country or territory, then a score with value = 1 is created for that passport.
“A score with value = 1 is also applied if passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival, a visitor’s permit, or an electronic travel authority (ETA) when entering the destination. These visa-types require no pre-departure government approval, because of the specific visa-waiver programs in place.
“Where a visa is required, or where a passport holder has to obtain a government-approved electronic visa (e-Visa) before departure, a score with value = 0 is assigned. A score with value = 0 is also assigned if passport holders need pre-departure government approval for a visa on arrival, a scenario we do not consider ‘visa-free’.”
Cape Verde Islands
Comores Islands *
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Samoa *
St. Kitts and Nevis
Countries with asterisk require visa on arrival.
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