Top 10 Most Poweful Passports in Africa in 2020

O my Africa!

Ever wondered how powerful African passports are?

Like how strong are they?

Look, Africa is the second biggest continent in the world and is home to some of the world’s brightest people.

Africa is rich in culture and whatnot. But that’s not what we are looking at in this post.

Which African country has the strongest passport?

In this post, we’ll be looking at the top 10 African countries with the best passports.

Shall we?

Nigerian Passport

Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in Africa

This list of countries with the most powerful passports in Africa was extracted from the global rankings of passports by Henley Passport Index.

“The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and enhanced by ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department.”

So here are the countries with the strongest passports in Africa:

  1. Seychelles
  2. Mauritius
  3. South Africa
  4. Botswana
  5. Namibia
  6. Lesotho
  7. eSwatini
  8. Malawi
  9. Kenya
  10. Tanzania and Zambia (tie)

Those are the 10 most powerful passports in Africa. Your country dey?

Tanzania and Zambia tie at the 10th position. They are both as strong.

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Now let’s talk about their strength.

Strength of African Best Passports


  • World Rank: 29th
  • Visa-free Countries: 151


  • World Rank: 32nd
  • Visa-free Countries: 146

South Africa

  • World Rank: 56th
  • Visa-free Countries: 100


  • World Rank: 62nd
  • Visa-free Countries: 84


  • World Rank: 67th
  • Visa-free Countries: 76


  • World Rank: 69th
  • Visa-free Countries: 74


  • World Rank: 70th
  • Visa-free Countries: 73


  • World Rank: 71st
  • Visa-free Countries: 72


  • World Rank: 72nd
  • Visa-free Countries: 71

Tanzania and Zambia (tie)

Tanzania and Zambia both rank the same.

  • World Rank: 73rd
  • Visa-free Countries: 70

These are the 10 countries with the best passports in Africa in 2020.

Seychelles has the most powerful passport in Africa and also ranks fairly well in the world generally. It’s the country with the 29th strongest passport in the world.

Is your country here? If yes, where?

Let’s know in the comments.

If you would also like to know where your country ranks, ask us in the comments, we’d glad to fill you in.

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