A new index of 199 passports across the world shows how South Africa’s green book ranks in offering visa-free travel.
The list, compiled by PassportIndex, places passports into 80 ranks, depending on how many countries they give free access to.
The index was compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital, using government data from 193 countries and six territories.
The United States and United Kingdom passports are ranked number one in the world, giving access to 147 countries each.
Myanmar, South Sudan, and Palestine are ranked lowest (80th) giving free access to only 23 countries.
South Africa is ranked 44th, giving free access to 84 countries.
The South African passports offers visa-free travelling to most SADC countries, as well as almost all South American nations (excluding Suriname, French Guiana, Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico).
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