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Kenyan Passport among world’s Top 25%

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The Kenyan passport is ranked 50th in the world out of 199 indexed passports. This is according to Passport Index – the interactive tool recently unveiled by Arton Capital, a financial advisory firm which specialises in procuring multiple citizenships for its clients.

Commenting on the Index, Oluwakemi Ojo – Head of Communications for Travelstart Kenya – said, β€œ

Arton Capital’s assessment bodes well for Kenyans who love to travel. Currently, Kenyan passport holders enjoy visa-free access to 68 countries in the world including Mauritius, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Jamaica, Bahamas, Ethiopia, Philippines, Singapore. Visa free travel is extremely important because it facilitates doing business in foreign territories, and for leisure travellers it reduces the costs and administrative hassles of international travel.”

In East Africa, Kenya has a leg up on the rest of the sub-region. The second most useful passport in the region belongs to Tanzania whose bearers can travel to a total of 61 countries without having to apply for a visa. Citizens of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Eritrea are less fortunate with visa-free access to just 38 countries.

The Passport Index filters passports by country, by region, by colour (of the passport cover), and by passport power rank – the ranking system allocates 1 point for each country the passport holder can enter without applying for a visa before departure.

The United Kingdom and United States share the highest passport power rank in the index with access to 147 countries, while Palestinian Territories, Myanmar among others have the lowest with visa free access to just 28 countries.

The Index’s visa-free count is based on data and consultations from IATA’s Timaticweb platform and other sources. Passports are ranked based on their Visa Free Score. The higher the Visa Free Score, the better the Passport Power Rank.

The country list is based on the 193 UN member countries and 6 territories (Macao, Kosovo, etc.) for a total of 199. Territories annexed to other countries such as Norfolk Island, French Polynesia, etc. are excluded. Data is based on research from publicly available sources, as well as information shared by government agencies.

To see how useful the Kenyan passport is click here.

Below is a table showing the top 10 passports from the East African region, according to Passport Index.

Country Passport Power Rank No. of Visa Free Countries
Kenya 50 68
Tanzania 57 61
Uganda 60 57
Rwanda 70 47
Rwanda 74 43
Burundi 77 40
Eritrea 78 39
Ethiopia 79 38
Djibouti 79 38
Somalia 78 39

About Travelstart

Travelstart is the largest and fastest growing online travel agency in Africa, providing independent flight comparisons between low cost airlines as well as all major international airlines. Travelstart’s mission is to make air travel easier for the customer in the aspects of searching, comparing and booking flights. In addition customers can also compare prices and book hotels, car rental and holiday packages. Travelstart is available in 16 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East and Turkey where it is known as Geziko.com.

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