I always have a dream that Africa will one day become visa free for all its citizens! For now, coming back to reality, how strong is the Kenyan passport really? This is a question I always ask myself.

The Kenyan Passport

PASSPORT INDEX.

Passport Index ranks passports of the world. It interestingly is the only real time global ranking of the world’s passports. It is normally updated frequently as new visa waivers and changes are announced and therefore the information in this post is based on the latest ranks by the Passport Index at the time of writing.

RANKING.

Ranking is based on the number of countries the holders can travel to without a visa and those that they can get a visa on arrival. Should there be a tie, the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index (UNDP HDI ) is used as a tie breaker.It is a measure based on a country’s perception abroad.

HOW STRONG IS THE KENYAN PASSPORT?

Well, The Kenyan passport ranks 120th out of  the 199 passports considered. (193 United Nations member countries and 6 territories (ROC Taiwan, Macao (SAR China), Hong Kong (SAR China), Kosovo, Palestinian Territory and the Vatican)

Here is a list of countries you can go to without  a visa and those that you get a visa on arrival by having a Kenyan passport.

VISA-FREE COUNTRIES FOR KENYAN PASSPORT HOLDERS.

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Bahamas
  3. Barbados
  4. Benin
  5. Botswana
  6. Burundi
  7. Dominica
  8. Eritrea
  9. Ethiopia
  10. Fiji
  11. Gambia
  12. Ghana
  13. Grenada
  14. Haiti
  15. Hong Kong
  16. Indonesia
  17. Jamaica
  18. Kiribati
  19. Lesotho
  20. Malawi
  21. Malaysia
  22. Mauritius
  23. Micronesia
  24. Namibia
  25. Panama
  26. Philippines
  27. Rwanda
  28. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  29. Senegal
  30. Singapore
  31. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  32. Swaziland
  33. Tanzania
  34. Trinidad and Tobago
  35. Uganda
  36. Vanuatu
  37. Zambia
  38. Zimbabwe

COUNTRIES WHERE YOU GET A VISA ON ARRIVAL.

  1. Bolivia
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Cambodia
  4. Cape Verde
  5. Comoros
  6. Democratic Republic of Congo
  7. Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast )
  8. Djibouti
  9. Guinea-Bissau
  10. Iran
  11. Laos
  12. Macao
  13. Madagascar
  14. Maldives
  15. Mauritania
  16. Mozambique
  17. Nepal
  18. Nigeria
  19. Palau
  20. Saint Lucia
  21. Samoa
  22. Seychelles- Visitor’s permit
  23. Sierra Leone
  24. South Sudan
  25. Sudan
  26. Timor-Leste
  27. Togo
  28. Turkey
  29. Tuvalu

Did you know that you can travel to 38 countries without a visa? Did you also know that there are 29 countries you can get a visa on arrival just by having a Kenyan passport? Now you know!