This follows a revelation the Henley Passport Index made.

According to the report, the holders of Ghanaian passports have visa-free access to 63 destinations.

This was an improvement on the 2018 ranking which saw the Ghanaian passport place 78th.

In 2006, Ghana had its highest rank as it was 53rd on the list.

The top five African countries according to the index were Seychelles (27th), Mauritius (31st), South Africa (53rd), Botswana (62nd) and Namibia (68th).

Citizens of Seychelles, Mauritius and South Africa can visit 151, 145 and 101 destinations respectively.

Nonetheless, Nigeria was ranked 91st, with its citizens able to visit 47 countries without a prior visa. 

The lowest ranked African passports on the index were Somalia (103rd), Eritrea (100th) and Sudan (99th).

Japan placed first on the global rankings with its citizens able to travel visa-free or obtain a visa on arrival in 190 countries.

Singapore and South Korea crashed in the second place whilst Germany and France picked the third place.

Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Sweden were ranked fourth whereas Spain and Luxembourg are joint fifth.

Iraq and Afghanistan (104th), with access to just 30 visa-free destinations each found themselves in the bottom of the index.

About the Henley Passport Index

The Index ranks all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.

The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and it is enhanced by extensive, ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department.