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Grab your passport, South Africa has access to eleven new countries this year and you do not need a visa to travel to them; we have a helpful list.

 

South Africa (04 January 2023) – If you have been hoping to dust off your passport this year, we have the story for you! The 2023 Passport Index has been released and South Africa can now travel visa-free, to 61 countries around the world!

The Passport Index details the ranking of every passport in the world. As it stands, the South African passport has a global ranking of 45 out of 91 and a world reach of 54%. That means you can travel over half the world without having to fork up funds for a visa. Which is great news!

Since we started reporting the numbers in 2017, the number of countries we could access has increased each year.

According to the website, we have access to 43 further countries where one only needs to pay for a visa upon arrival. There are however still 90 countries where you will need to undertake the full visa process. If you are curious about these stats, check the website using the link above. We will be highlighting the 61 countries where travel is visa-free.

This year, countries like Gabon, Hong Kong, Israel, Jamacia, Macao, Malaysia, Micronesia, Philippines, Senegal, Singapore and Vanuatu have been added to the list.

Visa-Free Travel Destinations:

  • Angola – 30 days
  • Antigua and Barbuda – 180 days
  • Argentina – 90 days
  • Bahamas – 90 days
  • Barbados – 180 days
  • Belize
  • Benin – 90 days
  • Botswana – 90 days
  • Brazil – 90 days
  • Chile – 90 days
  • Costa Rica – 90 days
  • Dominica – 180 days
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • El Salvador – 90 days
  • Eswatini – 30 days
  • Fiji – 120 days
  • Gabon – 30 days
  • Gambia – 90 days
  • Georgia – 360 days
  • Grenada – 90 days
  • Guatemala – 90 days
  • Guyana – 30 days
  • Haiti – 90 days
  • Honduras – 90 days
  • Hong Kong – 30 days
  • Ireland – 90 days
  • Israel – 90 days
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya – 30 days
  • Kosovo – 90 days
  • Lesotho
  • Macao – 30 days
  • Malawi – 90 days
  • Malaysia – 90 days
  • Mauritius – 90 days
  • Micronesia – 30 days
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia – 90 days
  • Nicaragua – 90 days
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama – 180 days
  • Paraguay – 90 days
  • Peru – 180 days
  • Philippines – 30 days
  • Qatar – 30 days
  • Russian Federation – 90 days
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – 90 days
  • Saint Lucia – 42 days
  • Senegal – 90 days
  • Singapore – 30 days
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days
  • Tanzania – 90 days
  • Thailand – 30 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 90 days
  • Tunisia – 90 days
  • Uruguay – 90 days
  • Vanuatu – 30 days
  • Venezuela – 90 days
  • Zambia – 90 days
  • Zimbabwe – 90 days

Where are you planning to travel during 2023? Let us know your travel bucket list in the comment section.


Sources: Passport Index
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