Kenyan Passport has made significant advancements since winning the East Africa competition and rising five spots in the world rankings. Kenya came in seventh on the African continent and was ranked 71st internationally in Henley’s 2023 list of the world’s strongest passports.
Kenya likewise maintained its free score of 72 in the most recent rating, which was unchanged for a second consecutive year. In a comparable survey from 2022, the nation had been placed 76 internationally.
A free score is used to indicate the number of countries a Kenyan citizen can be allowed to travel to without acquiring a Visa prior.
In those countries, a Kenyan can travel using only a passport or apply for a Visa after arriving into the host country.
Regionally, Kenya led in EAC with Tanzania following closely at 72nd position with a free score of 71.
Uganda was ranked 77 with a free score of 66 while Rwanda was ranked 82 with a free score of 60. Other EAC countries included; Burundi (93), the Democratic Republic of Congo (93) and South Sudan (44).
African countries that usurped Kenya include; Mauritius (32), South Africa (54), Botswana (62), Namibia (66), Lesotho (67), Swatini (69) and Malawi (70).
Globally, Singapore ranked second in 2022 but tied for the first position with Japan in the latest report.
The United States was ranked 7th tying with Belgium, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland.
US citizens can travel to 187 countries by the power of their passport alone without requiring a Visa application.