In 2020, facing restricted travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Henley Passport Index issued its annual report rating the world’s best and worst passports.
The Henley Passport Index is based on data supplied by the IATA and covers 9 passports and 227 travel locations. In Asia, the most strong travel documents are still available.
The least-ranking passports include 39 103rd-rate targets in North Korea, 38 destination Libya and Nepal, 105 Palestine-led territories with 37, and 106th-rate Somalia, with 33 visa-free entry destinations in Yemen.
Pakistani passport has moved up two spots on the 2019 Henley Passport Index but continues to remain the fifth-worst passport globally, offering its holders visa-free access to just 33 countries.
In the newly unveiled index, Pakistan occupies the 102nd spot as compared to the 104th spot in the previous list, reflecting a two-spot jump for the green passport. However, as was the case with the 2018 index, the Pakistani passport is better than only four other countries: Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Japan has the largest passport list
Asian people also have the most strong travel documents in the world.
With temporary restrictions not taken into consideration in the survey, Japan has applied to the list of the best passports, providing entry to 191 destinations worldwide without any visa or visa.
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Japan with 191 destinations, Singapore with 190, South Korea with 189, Italy, Finland, Spanish and Luxembourg with 18 and Denmark with 187 destinations, with 187 destinations, would be the safest passports to hold in 2021.
After Denmark there are 186 destinations for Sweden, France, Portugal, Holland and Ireland.
At the 7th position, there will be 185 destinations, followed by Greece, Malta, Czech Republic and Australia and 184 destinations. Switzerland, the United States, the UK, Norway, Belgium, New Zealand.
UAE is rising to the list
The UAE currently ranks 16th with entry to 173 destinations without visa/visa upon arrival. The index started in 2006, at the 62nd time, with just 35 destinations available. This is an amazing improvement from its position back.
“Just a year ago all indications were that the rates of global mobility would continue to rise, that travel freedom would increase, and that holders of powerful passports would enjoy more access than ever before,” said Christian H. Kaelin, Henley & Partners’ President and the founder of the idea of the pasport index.
The USA, the UK, and EU countries
Traditionally the US, UK and EU countries have dominated root, but in the press release, Henley & Partners says that “experts suggest that the APAC region’s position of strength will continue as it includes some of the first countries to begin the process of recovering from the pandemic.”
The number of cases of coronavirus is the dramatically both in the US and the UK. The United Kingdom is the focal point of a new and quickly growing variant.
Temporary travel limits mean that – with the United Kingdom and the US number 7 on Henley’s list – US holders are only capable of traveling to less than 75 destinations, while UK holders of passports are only able to fly to less than 70.
Here are the 10 most powerful passports in the world:
Japan (191 destinations)
South Korea, Germany (189)
Italy, Finland, Spain, Luxembourg (188)
Austria, Denmark (187)
Sweden, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal (186)
Switzerland, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom, United States (185)
Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta (184)
Here are the five least powerful passports in the world:
Afghanistan (26 destinations)
Yemen, Somalia (33)