Uganda’s Passport Ranked Among the Most Powerful Globally
Uganda’s passport has been ranked among the most powerful on the continent and globally, according to The Henly and Partners Visa Restriction index 2017.
According to the index, Uganda’s passport is the third most powerful travelling document in East Africa after Kenya and Tanzania. The Index, ranks each country in the world by the number of countries their citizens can travel to visa-free.
According to the 2017 index, Ugandan passport, is ranked at 75 globally, her citizens can travel to 61 countries in the world without a visa.
In Africa, Kenya is ranked at number six while Tanzania is in 11th position. Uganda is in15th position.
Fast growing Rwanda is fourth in the region. With Rwandan passport ranked 85th globally, its citizens could enter 51 destinations visa-free.
Tanzanian passport in 75th position on global travel freedom index, Tanzanians can to travel 65 countries visa-free.
Kenya passport leads in the region as it can travel to 69 countries visa-free and was ranked at 68th position globally. At fifth position is Burundi where its citizen could enter visa-free 44 nations and ranked 91th on global index
According to the index, citizens in the war torn South Sudan could travel to 37 countries without visa. The country’s passport is ranked 96th globally.
The number one strong traveling document in Africa was Seychelles where its citizens enjoy similar visa free traveling privilege as Europeans. Seychelles ranked 29th globally and its passport is accepted visa-free to 137 countries.
The second in Africa was Mauritius, ranked 33rd globally, its passport is accepted without visa in 131 nations.
The third in Africa was South Africa ranked 55, its citizens can travel to 98 countries without a visa. Bostwana is in the 4th, position followed by Namibia in 5th position, Lesotho and Malawi tied on 7th, and Swaziland at 9th position.
The bottom in the list in Africa was Somalia ranked 100 above Syria. According to index, the global number one strong passport is that of Germany, where its citizens could travel to 176 countries visa-free.