While Singapore and Japan continue to have the strongest passports in the world, due to a visa waiver and visa on arrival score of 192, passports from European Union countries are also listed. in the top 20 places.
Such categorization of country passports was introduced by the recent Henley Passport Index report, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
The same source shows that Germany is ranked second, along with South Korea, while the passports of both countries give access to a total of 190 destinations around the world.
At the same time, four European countries, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain, share third place, while their passports allow their travelers to visit a total of 189 countries without having to acquire a visa.
According to the Henley Passport Index, the other two European countries were placed in fourth position, Denmark and Austria, while their passports give visa-free access to a total of 188 countries around the world.
Simultaneously, due to a visa-on-arrival visa-free score of 187, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden occupy the fifth place in the list of the most powerful passports in the world. .
As for the sixth place, it is also made up 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 visa-free to a total of 185 destinations.
Non-EU countries Australia and Canada were ranked eighth, while their passports give visa-free access to a total of 184 countries.
According to the recent report of the Henley Passport Index, the Hungarian passport gives access to a total of 183 destinations in the world; therefore, it is placed in ninth place.
Other European countries, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, were placed in tenth position 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 in eleventh place. According to the report, the passports of these three countries positioned in the same place give visa-free access to 181 destinations.
Iceland is ranked in 12th position, while that country’s passport allows its citizens to travel to 180 countries around the world without having to acquire a visa first.
Malaysia’s passport, which gives visa-free access to 179 territories, was ranked thirteenth. Due to its visa-free-on-arrival score of 176, the Cypriot passport was placed in the fifteenth place.
The Romanian passport was ranked in sixteenth place, with visa-free access to 174 destinations.
At the same time, Bulgaria was placed in seventeenth position with visa-free access to 173 countries, while Croatia was placed in eighteenth place, with its passport giving visa-free access to 172 countries. .
Recently, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that countries with the most powerful passports in the world maintain the tightest travel restrictions due to COVID-19, while those with lower-ranking passports have imposed entry rules. softer.