The Henley Passport Index has ranked the world’s passports using factors such as the number of destinations a country’s passport holder can visit without a visa.
In the ranking, Japan is number one globally, while South Africa takes the top spot in Africa.
Global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners use data from the International Air Transport Association to determine how many destinations passport holders of every country can visit without getting a visa.
The index showed that in Africa, the most powerful passports are from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Eswatini.
Find the list of the six African countries with the least-powerful passports below.
According to the index, this is the least powerful passport in Africa and also in the world. It is ranked 106 and, its passport holders can visit a total of 33 visa-free destinations.
The Libyan passport is ranked 104 globally. Passport holders can only access 38 countries with no visa.
The passport of Sudan is ranked 102 globally. A Sudanese passport holder can visit 40 countries without a visa. The Sudanese passport is valid for five-seven years after issuance.
4. Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), passport holders can visit 42 countries without a visa. It ranked 100th globally.
The Eritrean passport also ranked 100th globally just like that of Congo. A holder of an Eritrean passport can access 42 destinations without a prior visa.
6. South Sudan
A South Sudanese passport can allow holders to visit 43 visa-free destinations. The South Sudanese passport is valid for five years after issuance.