While Singapore and Japan still have the most powerful passports in the world, with visa-free and visa-on-arrival passports reaching 192, the passports of European Union countries also belong to the top 20.
Such a rating of countries’ passports was introduced by the latest Henley Passport Index report, TheSchengen.com reports.
The same source shows that Germany ranks second, along with South Korea, while the passports of both countries allow access to a total of 190 destinations around the world.
At the same time, four European countries, namely Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain, share the third place, while their passports allow travelers to visit a total of 189 countries without the need to obtain a visa.
According to the Henley Passport Index, the other two European countries are placed in fourth place, Denmark and Austria, while their passports grant visa-free access to a total of 188 countries around the world.
At the same time, due to a visa-free visa on arrival score of 187, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden are ranked fifth in the list of the most powerful passports in the world.
The sixth place consists of two European countries. Belgium and Switzerland. New Zealand is also ranked sixth, while the passports of these three countries grant visa-free access to a total of 186 destinations.
The Czech Republic, Greece, Malta and Norway share seventh place with the United States and the United Kingdom. Citizens of these countries can travel without a visa to a total of 185 destinations.
Non-EU countries Australia and Canada ranked eighth, while their passports grant visa-free access to a total of 184 countries.
According to the latest report of the Henley Passport Index, the Hungarian passport gives access to a total of 183 destinations around the world; Therefore, it is placed in the ninth position.
Other European countries, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, ranked 10th after estimating that these passports have a visa-free/visa on arrival score of 182.
At the same time, Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia were ranked eleventh. According to the report, the passports of these three countries located in the same place allow visa-free access to 181 destinations.
Iceland ranks 12th, while this country’s passport allows its citizens to travel to 180 countries around the world without having to obtain a visa in advance.
The Malaysian passport, which grants visa-free access to 179 regions, ranked thirteenth. Given the visa-free arrival point on arrival of 176, the Cyprus passport was placed in 15th place.
Romania’s passport is ranked 16th, with visa-free access to 174 destinations.
At the same time, Bulgaria ranked 17th with visa-free access to 173 countries, while Croatia ranked 18th, whose passport grants visa-free access to 172 countries.
Recently, TheSchengen.com reported that countries with the world’s most powerful passports kept stricter travel restrictions due to COVID-19, while those with lower-level passports have imposed more moderate entry rules.