Kenya: This is how the Kenyan passport ranks in the world 2022

Each year, an index ranking passports is published, informing the world of the countries enjoying the greatest freedom of travel.

So what makes a passport powerful?

According to the Henley Passport Index, mobility score (visa-free travel) is not the only thing that matters when it comes to passport rankings. Additional factors such as global reach, global perception, taxes and the ability to obtain dual citizenship come into play.

The Kenyan passport is currently in the top 10 most powerful passports in Africa, on a list topping Seychelles and Mauritius. The other countries are South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Tunisia, Namibia, Morocco and Lesotho.

Overall, the Kenyan passport is not so well ranked. In terms of mobility score – the countries that a person with a Kenyan passport can visit without a visa or where they can obtain a visa on arrival, Kenya ranks 68th.

Kenyan citizens can travel visa-free to 34 countries, obtain visa on arrival or e-visa in 33 countries, and a visa is required to travel to the remaining 130 countries and territories.

With the number of cases around the world falling, many countries are easing their requirements for visitors to be tested or quarantined. Some countries, however, currently have a COVID-19 ban for Kenyan passport holders.

Kenyan? Here are the countries you can travel to easily and those with a COVID-19 ban.

VISA NOT MANDATORY

1) Antigua and Barbuda

2) Bahamas

3) Barbados

4) Benin

5) Botswana

6) Burundi

7) Cuba

8) Dominica

9) Eswatini

10) Eritrea

11) Ethiopia

12) Fiji

13) Gambia

14) Ghana

15) Pomegranate

16) Haiti

17) Hong Kong

18) Indonesia

19) Jamaica

20) Kiribati

21) Lesotho

22) Mali

23) Malaysia

24) Mauritius

25) Namibia

26) Panama

27) Philippines

28) Rwanda

29) Saint Kitts and Nevis

30) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

31) Senegal

32) Singapore

33) Swaziland

34) Tanzania

35) Trinidad and Tobago

36) Uganda

37) Vanuatu

38) Zambia

39) Zimbabwe

VISA ON ARRIVAL & E-VISA

1) Angola (pre-visa on arrival)

2) Bolivia

3) Burkina Faso

4) Cambodia

5) Cape Verde

6) Comoros

7) Democratic Republic of the Congo

8) Djibouti (eVisa)

9) Gabon

10) Guinea (eVisa)

11) Guinea-Bissau

12) India (eVisa)

13) Iran (eVisa)

14) Jordan

15) Madagascar (eVisa)

16) Maldives

17) Mauritania

18) Mozambique

19) Nepal

20) Nigeria

21) Palau

22) Papua New Guinea (eVisa)

23) Saint Lucia

24) Samoa

25) Seychelles

26) Sierra Leone

27) Somalia

28) South Sudan

29) Sudan

30) Suriname (eVisa)

31) East Timor

32)Togo

33) Tuvalu

COVID-19 BAN

1) Azerbaijan

2) Bangladesh

3) Cameroon

4) Indonesia

5) Japan

6) Kazakhstan

7) Laos

8) Macau

9) Marshall Islands

10) Micronesia

11) New Zealand

12) Solomon Islands

13) Taiwan

14) Tonga

15) Vanuatu

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