Japan as we all know is a land of production, it’s passport has been ranked the most powerful passport in the world with it’s citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations.
From the record of Henley passport index which source it’s data from the international Air Transport Authority (IATA), Nigeria gained visa free access ( net-free-access) to three new countries, making it’s visa-free access to 46 countries in total.
Speaking on the methodology of the ranking, Henley said: for each travel destination,if no visa is required for passport holders from a country or territory,then a score with value = 1 is created for that passport.
” This same methodology is also applied if a passport holder can obtain a visa on arrival, a visitor’s permit,or an electronic travel authority (ETA) When entering the destination. These visa-types require no pre-departure government approval, because of the specific visa-waiver program in place.
Where a visa is required,or where a passport holder has to obtain a government-approved eletronic visa (e-visa) before departure,a score with value = 0 is assigned. A score with value = 0 is also assigned if passport holders need pre- departure government approval for a visa on arrival, in this scenario we do not consider ‘visa-free’.”
1 Cambodia*, 2 Maldives*, 3Timor-Leste* 4 Benin*, 5 Burkina Faso, 6 Cameroon, 7 cape Verde Islands, 8 Chad, 9 Comores Islands*, 10 Cote d’Ivoire(Ivory Coast),
11 Djibouti*,12 Gambia*, 13 Ghana,14 Guinea,15 Guinea-Bissau,16 Kenya*,17 Liberia, 18 Madagascar*,19 Mali, 20 Mauritania*,21 Mauritius*, 22 Mozambique*,23 Niger,24 Rwanda,25 Senegal, 26 Seychelles*,27 Sierra 28 Leone,29 Somalia*, 30 Togo, 31 Uganda*,32 Cook Islands, 33 Fiji, 34 Micronesia,35 Niue, 36 Palau Islands*, 37 Samoa* 38Tuvalu*, 39 Vanuatu, 40 Barbados,41 Dominica, 42 Haiti,43 Montserrat, 44 st.kitts and Nevis, 45Iran*, 46 Lebanon*
Note countries with asterisk require visa on arrival.