The world's most powerful passports

2014-06-27 11:35
Cape Town - Here in South Africa we like to complain about the Biltong Book, as our green passports are affectionately known, and how we have to apply for visas to go practically anywhere. 

Well, turns out it's not the very worst in the world at least. 

Movehub recently put a super informative infographic together, showing which countries have the most access to the world and which have the least, stipulating exactly how many places each can visit using only their passport. 

Along with St. Lucia and Turkey, South Africa features somewhere in the middle of the list with a moderate 94 countries we can visit on our passports alone.

While it doesn't even compare to the 173 countries you can visit on a UK, Swedish or Finnish passport, it's a whole lot better than Afghanistan's pitiful 28 country pass or Iraq's 31. 

We found it rather surprising that the US, leader of the free world and all that, took a backseat to the top three, with a total of 172 countries they can visit on their passport alone. 

Check out the infographic below for all the details: 

Please include attribution to with this graphic.

World Passport Power

Come join our travel community! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, hang out with us on Google+, snap away on Instagram and share your inspiration on Pinterest.

Or subscribe to our newsletter
 for weekly updates on the latest NB travel news.  
Read more on:    travel  |  travel international

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.