103 countries South Africans can travel to visa-free


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World-renowned firm, Henley & Partners recently published its latest passport index for 2021 outlining the travel freedom each country holds.

The Henley Passport Index is the original, authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the largest, most accurate travel information database – and enhanced by Henley & Partners’ research team.

Without taking Covid-19 travel restrictions into account, the Henley Passport Index shows that South Africa has moved up one place, now ranking at 53rd position with visa-free access to 103 destinations.

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However, as with other countries, South Africa faces ongoing travel restrictions due to the pandemic. A mapping tool developed by travel website Skyscanner shows that South Africa currently has 117 major restrictions – making it one of the most restricted nations in the world.

With that being said, here are the 103 countries South Africans can travel to visa-free according to the 2021 Henley Passport Index. Find more trending content, right here.

Visa-free access destinations for South Africans

*visa on arrival

OCEANIA

Cook Islands

Fiji

Marshall Islands *

Micronesia

Niue

Palau Islands *

Samoa *

Tuvalu *

Vanuatu

MIDDLE EAST

Armenia *

Georgia

Iran *

Israel

Jordan *

Oman

Palestinian Territory

Qatar

EUROPE

Ireland

Kosovo

Russian Federation

CARIBBEAN

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Montserrat

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

ASIA

Cambodia *

Hong Kong (SAR China)

Indonesia

Kyrgyzstan *

Laos *

Macao (SAR China)

Malaysia

Maldives *

Nepal *

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka **

Tajikistan *

Thailand

Timor-Leste *

AMERICAS

Argentina

Belize

Bolivia *

Brazil

Chile

Costa Rica

Ecuador

El Salvador

Falkland Islands

Guatemala

Guyana

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

AFRICA

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Cape Verde Islands *

Comores Islands *

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Ethiopia *

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana *

Guinea-Bissau *

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar *

Malawi

Mauritania *

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria *

Reunion

Rwanda *

Senegal

Seychelles *

Sierra Leone *

Somalia *

St. Helena *

Tanzania

Togo *

Tunisia

Uganda *

Zambia

Zimbabwe


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