Ghana's passport ranked the 77th strongest worldwide

Ghana's passport ranked the 77th strongest worldwide

The Ghanaian passport has been ranked 77th strongest in a world ranking of passports which was dominated by Asian countries.

According to the ranking named the Henley Passport Index, holders of Ghanaian passports have visa-free access to 63 destinations.

The ranking was an improvement on the 2018 ranking which saw the Ghanaian passport place 78th.

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Source: UGC

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Ghana's highest ranking on the index came in 2006 when it placed 53rd.

Japan placed first, with its citizens able to travel visa-free or obtain a visa on arrival in 190 countries, according to the Index.

The “continued dominance” of Asian countries in the passport index reflects the “extraordinary effect that international mobility and migration has had on the region”, said Henley & Partners, a citizenship advisory firm.

Germany and France are ranked in third place, with access to 188 destinations without a visa; while Denmark, Finland, Italy,and Sweden,were in fourth place while Spain and Luxembourg are joint fifth.

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At the bottom of the 2019 ranking are Iraq and Afghanistan (104th), with access to just 30 visa-free destinations each.

The Henley Passport Index ranks all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.

The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and it is enhanced by extensive, ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department.

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