Morocco ranked 80th globally in the “Henley” Passport Index for the first quarter of 2022, as the Moroccan passport allows its holder access to 64 countries around the world without a visa, declining by one place compared to the ranking achieved in the first quarter of the year current.
Morocco ranked 8th in the Middle East and North Africa region, behind the United Arab Emirates (15th globally), Qatar (55th), Kuwait (56th), Bahrain (63rd), Oman (65th), Saudi Arabia (66th) and Tunisia (73rd).
Morocco also ranked 17th on the African continent, behind Seychelles, Mauritius, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Gambia, Uganda, Cape Verde, Zimbabwe and Ghana.
While Japan maintained its lead in the world, where the Japanese can enter 192 countries without having a travel visa, and the same applies to Singapore, whose passport allows entry to 192 countries. Germany, whose citizens can visit 190 countries in the world, in addition to South Korea, which shared the same rank (190 countries).
Previous reports published by Henley & Partners, which specializes in the areas of residency, immigration and passport classification, show that Morocco ranked 78th in 2017, before falling to eighty rank during the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The “Henley” index monitors all passports in the world according to the number of countries that holders can travel to without a visa, as the ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of travel information.
The global index is enhanced by conducting extensive internal research, according to what the corporation reported on its official website, given that the index has been issued for more than 12 years in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association. Families rely on this classification to make decisions about immigration and residency matters.