72 Countries Kenyan Passport Can Access Visa Free or Visa on Arrival


Do you hold a Kenyan passport? Here is the good news. A Kenyan passport allows the holder to travel to 72 countries across the globe visa-free or obtain visa on arrival. This is according to data availed by the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index that ranks countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy. Kenya passport is ranked 67th in the world

The Index is produced in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information, and is published annually. Countries are ranked according to the total number of other countries which they can access visa-free.

In the latest 2018 report, Japan and Singapore are tied for top spot as the world’s most powerful passports, with visa-free or visa-upon-arrival access to 180 countries. Germany passport, which has held the top spot for 5 years ranks second with access to 179 countries. Here are the top-ten ranked countries:

Rank Country No. of Countries Accessible
1 Japan, Singapore 180
2 Germany 179
3 France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, South Korea 178
4 Portugal, Austria, United Kingdom, Norway, Luxembourg, Netherlands 177
5 Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, United States 176
6 Austria, Greece, Belgium 174
7 Malta, New Zealand, Czech Republic 173
8 Iceland 172
9 Hungary 171
10 Latvia 170


Seychelles has Africa’s most powerful passport, and the world’s 24th most powerful passport with access to 144 countries. Mauritius is 2nd (32nd, world) with access to 134 countries, South Africa takes 3rd spot in Africa (52nd, world) with access to 102 countries. Botswana 4th (63, world)-78 countries, Namibia 5th (65, world)-75 countries. Kenya takes the 6th spot in Africa.

The following are the countries a Kenyan passport can access visa free or get a visa upon arrival.

Asia-Visa Free:

  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore

Asia-Visa on Arrival

  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Macao
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Timor-Leste

Africa-Visa Free

  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa on Arrival

  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros Island
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Nigeria
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda

Caribbean: Visa Free

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominca
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • British Virgin Islands

Carribean-Visa on Arrival

  • St Lucia

Americas-Visa Free

  • Panama

Americas-Visa on Arrival

  • Bolivia

Middle East-Visa on Arrival

  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Turkey

Oceania-Visa Free

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kribati
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • Vanuatu

Oceania-Visa on Arrival

  • Palau Islands
  • Samoa
  • Tuvalu



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