Most powerful passport in Africa, number 8 will make you smile

The Kenyan passport. [Photo/File]

A passport is one of the most important travel documents that is usually issued by a country’s government to its citizens.

It basically certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel.

Having a passport is great but holding a powerful one is the joy of any traveller since it gives you access to more destinations to visit around the globe.

According to the latest 2020 Henley Passport Index (HPI) ranking, Kenya has moved slightly higher in Africa.

Below are the top 8 most powerful passports in Africa according to HPI.

  1. Seychelles – grants access to 151 destinations without a prior visa

2. South Africa -grants access to 100 destinations without a prior visa

3. Botswana – grants access to 84 destinations without a prior visa

4. Namibia – grants access to 76 destinations without a prior visa

5. Lesotho – grants access to 74 destinations without a prior visa

6. Eswatini – grants access to 73 destinations without a prior visa

7. Malawi -grants access to 72 destinations without a prior visa

8. Kenya – grants access to 71 destinations without a prior visa

Globally Kenya ties with China and Indonesia at position 72.

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