For the travelers out there, Arton Capital has released its 2017 Passport Index, and for 2017, South Africans are able to visit 59 countries without a visa, and 31 countries that operate on a visa-on-entry basis.
The index scores countries on the number of countries its citizens can visit without a visa. The index examined 199 passports, and Germany emerged top of the pile, with its citizens able to visit 157 countries. Singapore and Sweden came in joint second, having access to 156 countries.
South Korea dropped from second to sixth, with its citizens being able to access 152 countries. Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan were among the lowest ranked countries, having access to 29, 28, 26 and 23 countries respectively.
South Africa effectively “lost” one country in November last year, when New Zealand withdrew visa exemptions for South Africans as a result of counterfeit and/or fraudulent passports.
South Africans can visit the following countries visa-free:
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Visas can be arranged on entry for the following countries: