Kenyan Passport More Powerful Than Chinese One - Passport Index Rankings 2018 Reveal

The Kenyan passport is more powerful than the Chinese document in the latest ranking done by the Passport Index.

According to the 2018 Global Passport Power Rank, Kenya's 'Passport Power Rank' is 64 with a visa-free score of 68.

Kenyans can travel to 39 countries visa-free while citizens can acquire a visa on arrival in 29 states. 

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China is ranked 65 with a visa-free score of 64. Chinese nationals can travel to 24 nations without a visa and 42 on arrival.

The Kenyan passport gives citizens access to a majority of African states without a visa including Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malaysia, Nigeria, Namibia, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe - all of which a Chinese national would require a visa to access.

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Internationally the Kenyan passport has an upper hand in Hongkong, Kiribati, Panama, Phillippines, and Singapore against a Chinese one.

On the other hand, with a Chinese passport, one would not require a visa to access Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Suriname, Ukraine, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, Armenia, Bahrain and Bangladesh.

In the 2018 rankings, the countries with the strongest passports are Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy, France, Spain

Additionally, the most welcoming countries that are ranked by how many passports they accept visa-free, with visa on arrival or with eTA are Bolivia, Cambodia, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Guinea- Bissau, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Samoa

The countries with the weakest passports are Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

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