The Henley Passport Index 2022 has ranked the Mauritius passport at global of rank 33. As of 5 January 2021, Mauritian citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 146 countries and territories, ranking the Mauritian passport 33st overall and 2nd in Africa in terms of travel freedom.
On the other hand, Seychellois citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 150 countries and territories, ranking the Seychellois passport 24th in terms of travel freedom, and best ranking African country, according to the Henley Passport Index.
Madagascar citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 61 countries and territories, ranking their passport 73st in terms of travel freedom according to the Index.
Meanwhile, the 10 best passports to hold in July 2022 are:
- Japan (193 destinations)
- Singapore, South Korea (192 destinations)
- Germany, Spain (190 destinations)
- Finland, Italy, Luxembourg (189 destinations)
- Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden (188 destinations)
- France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom (187 destinations)
- Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States (186 destinations)
- Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (185 destinations)
- Hungary (183 destinations)
- Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (182 destinations)
The worst passports to hold in July 2022 are:
Several countries around the world have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 40 or fewer countries. These include:
- North Korea (40 destinations)
- Nepal, Palestinian territory (38 destinations)
- Somalia (35 destinations)
- Yemen (34 destinations)
- Pakistan (32 destinations)
- Syria (30 destinations)
- Iraq (29 destinations)
- Afghanistan (27 destinations)
The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the largest, most accurate travel information database – and enhanced by Henley & Partners’ research team. Expert insights regarding the latest ranking are available in the Global Mobility Report 2022 Q3.