The Henley Passport Index has released its latest rankings and analysis of the Wolrd’s most powerful passports. Of course it’s difficult for anyone to travel right now, but it’s interesting to see where you stand post-Covid.
The Henley Passport Index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations.
For each travel destination, if no visa is required for passport holders from a country or territory, then a score with value = 1 is created for that passport. A score with value = 1 is also applied if passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival, a visitor’s permit, or an electronic travel authority (ETA) when entering the destination. These visa-types require no pre-departure government approval, because of the specific visa-waiver programs in place.
Where a visa is required, or where a passport holder has to obtain a government-approved electronic visa (e-Visa) before departure, a score with value = 0 is assigned.
The best passports to hold in 2021 are:
- Japan (193)
- Singapore (192)
- Germany, South Korea (191)
- Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (190)
- Austria, Denmark (189)
- France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (188)
- Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (187)
- Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway (186)
- Australia, Canada (185)
- Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia (183)
- 110. Afghanistan (26)
- 109. Iraq (28)
- 108. Syria (29)
- 107. Pakistan (32)
- 106. Yemen (33)
- 105. Somalia (34)
- 104. Palestinian territories (37)
- 103. Nepal (38)
- 102. North Korea (39 destinations)
No real surprises there!
The full index as a PDF is here.