Ethiopia has one of the least powerful passports in the world

Ethiopian Passport – When it comes to the privilege of travelling around the world with out visa requirements, not all passports are created equal. Ethiopian passport offers limited mobility for travel with out requiring visas than say Singapore, which is now ranked as having the most powerful passport in the world.

According to the Passport Index, Ethiopian passport is ranked near the bottom of the world’s most powerful passports along with Eritrea, Somalia, Libya and Sudan. With Ethiopian passport, you can travel to just 9 countries without requiring any visa at all and 30 countries will issue visas to Ethiopians upon arrival.

In contrast, holders of a Singaporean passport can now easily visit 159 countries, either visa-free or by gaining a visa on arrival.

By analyzing the access national passports have to countries around the world, the Passport Index assigns a “visa-free score” — the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free or with visa on arrival. It also takes the UN Human Development Index into account. Ethiopia scores 39 near the bottom of the index, with Afghanistan passport coming dead last.
Passports of 193 United Nations member countries and six territories — ROC Taiwan, Macao (SAR China), Hong Kong (SAR China), Kosovo, Palestinian Territory and the Vatican — are considered for the index. Territories annexed to other countries are excluded.

New Passport Index power ranking

1. Singapore: 159
2. Germany: 158
3. Sweden, South Korea: 157
4. Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Japan, United Kingdom: 156
5. Luxembourg, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Portugal: 155
6. Malaysia, Ireland, Canada, United States: 154
7. Australia, Greece, New Zealand: 153
8. Malta, Czech Republic, Iceland: 152
9. Hungary: 150
10. Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia: 149

Countries you can visit without visa with Ethiopian passport

  • Benin
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Micronesia
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines


  1. What else could one possibly expect from one of the failed states of the world. This statistics is very reliable: the TPLF failed banana republic, Ethiopia lineup along with Somalia, Libya, Sudan,Eritrea. The woyane passport as worthless as its Birr. But, the statistics undermined the power of the visa to travel from one region to another: Say, Oromya Region to Tigray or Afar to Somalia, etc. Which region/ ክልል/ passport is the most powerful now.

    • Mr..Abebew you have no brain to understand Ethiopia is a failed state since emperors Hails Selssie when every one was dying by hunger. Most Ethiopians was dying like fly .Ethiopians forget very easly thier history .Do you rember your brothers and your fathers was dying of hunger.
      Most Ethiopians. Specially the Amhara and Oromo elite are short sited people. Evere thing. Evils in Ethiopia is provocked by Weianye.the disaster of. Ethiopia are the Amhara Elite including. The Amharized Promos. Please don’t insult people who work hard and good Ethiopians . even though I don’t care about Ethiopia but for the last 25 years you had the best rulers but if you want. Back the cururl leaders of. Your tripe do it and you safer too.
      Ethiopians they don’t no good but only bad. Please do more analyses and don’t. Insult

      • Comment:mr. Asghedom Saying Amhara or Oromo we do not care because we know ourselves better than you and your likes . Let me ask you one question have you ever seen Ethiopia is a failed state documentary presented by America police that has aduration of around 53 minutes . please we know who is elit and how is supper ignorant. Lets respect each other .Thank you.

  2. Comparing Ethiopia which is trying to come out of poverty with Singapore? what is new? we are a poor nation and we know it but it is what you do to pull your self out of it that matters.

    Ethiopia is trying hard to bring it self to a middle class country in 5yrs by building Industrial parks and several other investments.

    Digging every day to find bad news about Ethiopia to kill the moral of the hard working people and provoke other to react doesn’t help rather we should all strive to contribute to the progress it is making. This is including you

    This website used to be the most balanced news outlet we all come to get unbiased information but look at you know, you sold your sole for money to the most hateful individual Prof. Alemayehu.

    I wonder how long this contract between you and him will last, he must have paid you an exorbitant amount of money to have to let him post his venom articles every week unconditionally.

    • Agazy

      i want u to have a second look about invoking right to silence and “Pleading the Fifth”

      staying silence so important even the police have to read u ur right to remain silence … and ur silence cant be used against u in court of law…

      why i am telling u this because u want NAZRET to ban the teacher Al mariam.. that is the biggest mistake the teacher is incriminating himself every week why would u prevent him from speaking once u speak u lose ur right to be silence and what ever u said used against u.. but not ur silence if the teacher remain silence no body know what kind of hate this guy have and sale our the Nile dam for Egypt .. this guy telling the Egypt to bomb Nile dam .. he is telling them what they r waiting for… how would u know if he is a venom or not if he is not allowed to litter

      this teacher who have no idea about economy telling us the land should stay with farmer but one hector of land will be divide by ten children every one generation the farmer become ten time poorer then before … we cant go on like this … the teacher is just one sided and only reflect what is good for Egypt … it is my strong believe that he is paid by the Egyptian and even having a honorary citizenship of Egypt and i think he have Egyptian passport in case America kick him out instead of going to Ethiopia he will shipped out to Egypt

      • Ashebarew Shifta Hagos,

        You senseless wonbede sympathizer have been badmouthing me in my absence. I am back to torment you. I won’t allow you to get away with your trash. Leba Woyane thug of the first class. The only good Woyane is a dead Woyane!

  3. Ethioash,

    If the professor is paid by Egypt and he is paying to get his articles posted, do you think is being paid by proxy from Egypt lol

    • YES he got paid by Egypt. so what? u gonna do Fk’n crook looters? It’s widely known yo’aal r S.O.B’s dying to be elite as a professor. sorry u ain’ got in it. The almighty deny u dat part. Da GOD blocked u dat part! Minions.

  4. What do we expect when Woyane Shiftas run the show? The good thing is that things are about to change. The Woyane Tigres are on the verge of extinction. It is very important to destroy them from the face of the earth. The only good Woyane is a dead Woyane!

  5. Embarrassed to call you guys my country men!.
    Why can’t you respect each other and stop generalization. If only you people were intelligent enough to argue your opinions like a civilized and truly educated people. I wonder when the ideology of either you are with us or against us will stop.

  6. AGAZY

    Please! shut da F up and keep stealing.

    Ethiopia will never be a prosper state ,as long as ur looter families, Siblings, Kins and rif rafs R all breathing. I can’t imagine my self arguing with the murderer LEBA like U. Please get outta here. When u say Ethiopia! Ethiopia! Ethiopia! I feel vomit. Please keep using ur Leba identity as we know THX.

  7. Ethiopian military affiliated business people go in and out of neighbourhood countries regularly with no visa, Ethiopian passport is the most powerful passport in the horn.

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