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10.9.16

Ranking of world most powerful passports revealed, Nigeria ranks 92nd [Full List]

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 Ranking of world most powerful passports revealed, Nigeria ranks 92nd [Full List]
Ever wondered how powerful the passport you carry is? It is no longer hard to imagine as the latest list of passports ranking is out. One of world’s power house, Germany tops the list. Holders of its passport can visit 177 countries without a visa.

The United States passport can provide access to 174 countries, while British travellers can currently visit 175 countries without a visa.
With a maximum attainable score of 218, the visa restriction index by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, ranks nations or territories based on the number of countries their citizens can travel to visa-free.
The full list below:
1. Germany – 177 Countries.
2. Sweden – 176 Countries.
3. Finland, France, Italy, Spain, UK – 175 Countries.
4. Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, United States – 174 Countries.
5. Austria, Japan, Singapore – 173 Countries.
6. Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland – 172 Countries.
7. Greece, New Zealand – 171 Countries.
8. Australia – 169 Countries.
9. Malta – 168 Countries.
10. Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland – 167 Countries.
11. Slovakia – 165 Countries.
12. Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Slovenia – 164 Countries.
13. Latvia – 163 Countries.
14. Estonia, Lithuania – 162 Countries
15. Poland – 161 Countries.
16. Monaco – 160 Countries.
17. Cyprus – 159 Countries.
18. San Marino – 156 Countries.
19. Chile – 155 Countries.
20. Hong Kong – 154 Countries.
21. Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania – 153 Countries.
22. Andorra, Argentina – 152 Countries.
23. Brunei Darussalam – 151 Countries.
24. Croatia – 149 Countries.
25. Israel – 147 Countries.
26. Barbados – 141 Countries.
27. Bahamas – 140 Countries.
28. Mexico – 139 Countries.
29. Taiwan, Uruguay – 137 Countries.
30. Antigua and Barbuda, Vatican City – 134 Countries.
31. Seychelles – 133 Countries.
32. St. Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela – 132 Countries. 33. Costa Rica – 131 Countries.
34. Trinidad and Tobago – 130 Countries.
35. Mauritius – 128 Countries.
36. Panama – 127 Countries.
37. Paraguay, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines – 125 Countries.
38. United Arab Emirates – 122 Countries.
39. Grenada – 121 Countries.
40. Macau – 120 Countries.
41. Dominica, Honduras – 119 Countries.
42. Guatemala – 116 Countries.
43. El Salvador, Serbia – 115 Countries.
44. Samoa – 112 Countries.
45. Macedonia – 111 Countries.
46. Nicaragua, Tonga, Vanuatu – 110 Countries.
47. Montenegro – 107 Countries.
48. Russia – 105 Countries.
49. Palau – 104 Countries.
50. Colombia – 103 Countries.
51. Turkey – 102 Countries.
52. Bosnia Herzegovina, Moldova – 101 Countries. 53. Albania – 98 Countries.
54. South Africa – 97 Countries.
55. Belize – 94 Countries.
56. Peru, Solomon Islands – 86 Countries.
57. Guyana, Kuwait, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu – 82 Countries.
58. Ecuador, Fiji, Ukraine – 81 Countries.
59. Maldives, Nauru – 80 Countries.
60. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Qatar – 79 Countries. 61. Jamaica – 78 Countries.
62. Papua New Guinea – 77 Countries.
63. Micronesia – 75 Countries.
64. Suriname – 74 Countries.
65. Bahrain – 73 Countries.
66. Bolivia, Botswana – 72 Countries.
67. Oman, Thailand – 71 Countries.
68. Namibia – 70 Countries.
69. Lesotho, Saudi Arabia – 69 Countries.
70. Kenya – 68 Countries.
71. Belarus, Gambia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Swaziland – 67 Countries.
72. Tanzania, Tunisia – 65 Countries.
73. Ghana – 64 Countries.
74. Zambia – 63 Countries.
75. Azerbaijan – 62 Countries.
76. Cape Verde, Philippines – 61 Countries.
77. Uganda – 60 Countries.
78. Benin, Cuba, Morocco, Zimbabwe – 59 Countries.
79. Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan – 58 Countries.
80. Armenia – 57 Countries.
81. Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mongolia – 56 Countries.
82. Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo – 55 Countries. 83. Dominican Republic, Sao Tome, Principe – 54 Countries.
84. Tajikistan – 53 Countries.
85. India, Mali, Uzbekistan – 52 Countries.
86. Bhutan, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sierra Leone – 51 Countries.
87. Cambodia, China – 50 Countries.
88. Chad, Egypt, Gabon, Turkmenistan – 49 Countries.
89. Algeria, Central African Republic, Haiti, Madagascar, Rwanda – 48 Countries.
90. Comoros, Jordan, Laos, Vietnam – 47 Countries. 91. Guinea – 46 Countries.
92. Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria – 45 Countries.
93. Congo (Republic of), Djibouti – 44 Countries.
94. Liberia – 43 Countries.
95. Burundi, North Korea, Myanmar – 42 Countries. 96. Bangladesh, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Lebanon, Sri Lanka – 39 Countries.
97. Kosovo, South Sudan, Yemen – 38 Countries.
98. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Nepal, Palestinian Territory, Sudan – 37 Countries.
99. Libya – 36 Countries.
100. Syria – 32 Countries.
101. Somalia – 31 Countries.
102. Iraq – 30 Countries.
103. Pakistan – 29 Countries.
104. Afghanistan – 25 Countries.
In 2015, Nigeria had visa-free access to 61 countries and was 57th position in the world ranking.
The country has, however, dropped to 92nd in the world ranking and has visa-free access to just 45 countries.

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