Kenya passport ranking
The Kenyan passport currently ranks on the 70th place according to the Guide visa index. It provides visa-free access to 72 countries. This gives it an overall medium-low mobility score. Kenyan passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Malaysia, Senegal, Singapore and Panama. Kenyan nationals require a visa to enter about 154 destinations in the world. Some of the destinations for which a prior visa is required are the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Japan.
The Republic of Kenya is a former British colony consisting of 8 provinces. The nation is situated in Eastern Africa and is bordered by Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan. Kenya has a surface area of 580,367 square kilometers. This makes it the 24th largest country in Africa. Its climate varies from arid in the interior to tropical along the coast. Its terrain is characterized by low plains that rise up to the central highlands.
Kenya has an overall population of 47.5 million people. Which makes it the 7th most populated country in Africa. The capital of the nation is Nairobi, which is also the most populous city with over 4.3 million inhabitants. Other major cities are Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Ruiru. The largest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) with 7 million yearly passengers, which is named after the first President Jomo Kenyatta. The airport connects Kenya to a variety of destinations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Kenyan culture is influenced by a multitude of traditions from Swahili to Maasai. The main religion is Christianity. The official languages are English and Kiswahili. The legal system is a mix between the English common law, the Islamic law and the customary law. The government type is a presidential republic. The chief of state and the head of government is elected President Uhuru Kenyatta. The elections take place every 5 years and the president is elected directly by popular vote.
The official currency of the country is the Kenyan Schilling (KES) with the current exchange rate being KES 109 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $206 billion. Its citizens have a per capita income of $4,071. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are agriculture and services. The main GDP contributing industries are agriculture and tourism; forming the backbone of the Kenyan economy. Other important export goods are tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane and fruits. Most of which is being exported to the western world.
Kenya is filled with a variety of urban and natural tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for the extremely diverse wildlife and many accessible national parks. It has 7 UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the country. Some of the major destinations include the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Amboseli National Reserve, Tsavo National Park, Lake Nakuru and the capital Nairobi. The nation has a total of over 2 million tourists visiting every year. The majority of which are originating from Europe and the Americas.