The Tunisian passport has moved up one place in the latest ranking of the world’s most powerful passports, the Henley Passport Index, compared to last year.
Tunisia climbs to 76th place from 77th last year. Nevertheless, it drops four places compared to January 2022.
The list ranks the travel documents of 199 countries according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
Tunisia’s travel document allows access to 71 destinations without a visa. Tunisia’s passport ranks seventh among those in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and tenth in Africa.
The Henley Passport Index is a nomenclature of all passports worldwide that provides a snapshot of the freedom to travel, how passports and mobility around the world are changing. The ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest travel database.
The most powerful passport in the MENA region is that of the UAE, which ranks 15th in the world.
Holders of the UAE travel document can travel to 176 destinations without a visa.
Qatar is also on the podium with a passport ranked 57th. It is followed by Kuwait (59th) and the Kingdom of Bahrain (66th). The Sultanate of Oman and Saudi Arabia are sixth in the region, sharing 68th place in the overall list.
Tunisia is seventh, overtaking Morocco (82nd) and Mauritania (87th). Algeria, Egypt, and Jordan all close the top 10 in the MENA region, ranking 94th globally.
The Seychelles passport is the most powerful on the African continent. By providing access to 153 visa-free destinations, it ranks 28th out of 199 other travel documents.
Mauritius (33rd) is in second place, ahead of South Africa (55th). Botswana (65th) is fourth in Africa followed by Namibia (70th) and Lesotho (72nd). The passport of Africa’s absolute monarchy, Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is in 74th place in the world classification.
Malawi (75th) is eighth on the continent, ahead of Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, all ranked 76th out of 199 countries. Tunisia closes the African TOP 10 by occupying the 77th place in the overall ranking.
Japan, Singapore and South Korea hold the most powerful passports in the world. The Japanese passport allows hassle-free access to 193 countries while those of Singapore and South Korea allow entry to 192 countries.
Germany and Spain are tied on 190 destinations, followed by Finland, Italy and Luxembourg on 189.