Tanzania Ranks No.7 on 2023 Most Powerful Passports List.


In the most recent 2023 Henley Passport Index, the Tanzanian passport made a huge jump of seven ranks, rising to the 69th position among the most powerful passports in the world. This is a significant rise from its prior position of 76th in 2022.

According to the most recent statistics, people with Tanzanian passports can travel to 73 countries without a visa.

Singapore presently has the title of having the most powerful passport in the world, according to the Index, which is based on exclusive and official data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Out of 227 tourist destinations worldwide, Singaporeans are permitted to enter 192 without a visa.

Germany, Italy, and Spain are tied for second place with 190 visa-free locations each. Japan joins a group of six countries, including Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, South Korea, and Sweden, that have access to 189 countries without a visa, tied for third place.

Tanzania is placed 67th in the East African Community (EAC), just behind Kenya, and has visa-free access to 77 nations. The 68th-ranked passport belongs to neighboring Malawi, whose citizens can visit 75 countries without a visa.

South Africa, which ranks 51st globally and has visa-free entry to 106 countries, has the strongest passport on the African continent. In the second position, Botswana, which offers visa-free travel to 89 countries, is followed by Namibia, which is ranked 62nd and offers visa-free travel to 81 nations.

Eswatini is in position 66 and offers visa-free travel to 77 countries, while Lesotho is in position 64 and offers visa-free travel to 79 nations.

According to Dr. Juerg Steffen, the chief executive of Henley & Partners and the man behind the passport index concept, states with hospitable, open-door visa policies could aid in establishing relationships with other countries to reap economic rewards.

“Visa policy is a significant lever that governments can use to positively impact and improve their passport’s power, making it even more attractive for foreign investors seeking citizenship or residence through investment opportunities,” the official added.

For entrepreneurs and businesspeople, increasing their economic mobility by gaining visa-free access to important markets and countries that account for a larger share of the global GDP gives them a route to lucrative jurisdictions.

It also enables companies to form beneficial alliances with industry titans, grow their own network of investors, and assist manage country- or region-specific risks, according to Dr. Steffen, who was quoted in part. With these most recent changes, Tanzania is proud of its enhanced passport standing, which could increase its worldwide reach and appeal to both foreign investors and tourists.

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