6 African countries with the most worthless passports that might get you nowhere

August 20, 2019 at 08:02 am | Opinions & Features

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

August 20, 2019 at 08:02 am | Opinions & Features

An Uzbekistani passport on fire, Credit: evgenymakarov.com

Having a good passport is a great thing but the sad reality is that some passports receive better treatment than others. Some passports allow holders to cross borders without stress, others can only take holders as far as their backyards.

Global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners use data from the International Air Transport Association to determine how many destinations passport holders in every country can access without first obtaining a visa. The index is updated in real-time throughout the year to reflect visa-policy changes and recently, released its quarterly report on the world’s most desirable and non-desirable passports.

Not many African countries were in the top 70 countries and as the world keeps changing and evolving, it behoves countries to form alliances and relations with others in order to learn from them and also to boost their rankings. Per the report, here is a list of 5 African countries with the most worthless passports.

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