Kenyan Passport Ranked Eighth Most Powerful in the Continent

Jan 12, 2019

Kenya's passport is the eighth most powerful in Africa, according to a new research that shows the country has, however, slipped down three places compared to the previous years.

The ranking by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, takes into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a visa.

Kenya citizens can travel to 71 countries without visas out of a possible 218, ranking behind Seychelles, South Africa, Mauritius, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Globally, Kenya was in position 72, which is an improvement from last year's 73, in a ranking that placed Japan on the top, with the Japanese citizens able to travel to a record 190 countries without visas.

VISA-FREE ACCESS

"Kenya ranked 72nd in 2019 with 71 destination visa free access," says the report that is produced in partnership with International Air Transport Association (IATA).

"As the world economy has become increasingly globalised, the need for greater visa-free access has grown steadily," said the report.

 

Credit: Daily Nation

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