These are all the visa-free countries Saffas can visit

The index examined 199 passports, and Germany emerged top of the pile, with its citizens able to visit 157 countries.

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

Argentina

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Benin

Botswana

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Fiji

Gabon

Georgia

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Jamaica

Kenya

Kosovo

Lesotho

Macao

Malawi

Malaysia

Mozambique

Namibia

Nicaragua

Palestinian Territories

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Singapore

South Korea

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Swaziland

Tanzania

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Visas can be arranged on entry for the following countries:

Armenia

Bolivia

Burundi

Cambodia

Cape Verde

Comoros

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Guinea-Bissau

Iran

Jordan

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Madagascar

Maldives

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Micronesia

Nepal

Oman

Palau

Rwanda

Samoa

Seychelles

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Togo

Turkey

Tuvalu

Uganda

 

 

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