The Ultimate passport ranking.
GoEuro, the European-based rail, air, bus and
car search and booking engine, has ranked
passports from 51 countries to uncover which
nationalities’ passports are the most useful
when it comes to travel.
As any avid traveller knows passport are the
key to adventures. Passports are the ultimate
“don’t leave home without it“item, but the
nationality of your passport can have a major
effect on your travel plans and time abroad.
To clue you in on the effects your passport can
have, GoEuro has undertaken the task of
analysing passports from 50 countries around
the world to discover which nationalities’
passports are the most useful in making your
way around the globe.
The survey ranked passports on visa-free
access as well as the ease of obtaining the
passport – which included factors such as the
cost of a passport, the length it remains valid,
and the amount of time a citizen must work to
obtain the passport.
All Factors Were
Weighted and Scored To
Produce The Ultimate
South Africa is ranked 42nd out of the top 51
countries, down one spot from 41st in 2014.
South Africa citizens have visa-free access to
no fewer than 97 of the world’s 194
South Africans need to work an estimated 32
hours at minimum wage to afford the
application fee of R400 ($34) required by the
Department of Home Affairs.
GoEuro ‘s analysis shows the five nations with
the most powerful passports are Sweden,
Finland, Germany, UK and the US with 174visa-
Most but not all countries need a passport for
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Benin, Burundi, Chad, China, Iraq,
Mozambique, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen.
The Top 10 Most Powerful
Passports in the World Are:
Countries South Africa Passport
Holders Can Visit WITHOUT A Visa
Most SADC ( Southern African Development
Community) countries are accessible to South
Africans without a visa as long as they are
going there for holiday.
Any form of work even
volunteering requires some kind of visa so
always check before leaving home.