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Mile High Club: These Are The Best Passports For Global Travel

· Nov 2, 2021
The Henley Passport Index is the original and definitive ranking of the world’s passports based on the number of destinations these citizens can travel to without the need for a visa. The dat ...

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Did you know that all countries are allocated a specific number of destinations they are allowed to visit? Thanks to the data from the International Air Transport Association posted by The Henley Passport Index, we’re able to get a clearer view of which passports are the most valuable in terms of travel destinations.

The Henley Passport Index is the original and definitive ranking of the world’s passports based on the number of destinations these citizens can travel to without the need for a visa. The data given from IATA spans over the past 16 years and includes 199 different passports and 227 travel destinations. The ranking is updated quarterly and meant to give citizens a better understanding of where their passport lands on the global mobility spectrum.

Below, you’ll find a ranking of which top countries are able to visit the most destinations worldwide.

1. Tied for first are Japan and Singapore, both with access to 192 countries worldwide.

2. Tied for second are Germany and South Korea, both with access to 190 countries worldwide.

3. Tied for third are Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain, all with access to 189 countries worldwide.

4. Tied for fourth are Austria and Denmark, both with access to 188 countries worldwide.

5. Tied for fifth are France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden, all with access to 187 countries worldwide.

6. Tied for sixth are Belgium, New Zealand, and Switzerland, all with access to 186 countries worldwide.

7. Tied for seventh are the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, all with access to 185 countries worldwide.

8. Tied for eighth are Australia and Canada, both with access to 184 countries worldwide.

9. Ninth place is Hungary, with access to 183 countries worldwide.

10. Tied for tenth are Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia, all with access to 182 countries worldwide.

For the sake of it, here’s a shorter list of countries with the most limited access to travel destinations around the globe.

5. In 112th place is Yemen, with access to only 33 countries worldwide.

4. In 113th place is Pakistan, with access to only 31 countries worldwide.

3. In 114th place is Syria, with access to only 29 countries worldwide.

2. In 115th place is Iraq, with access to only 28 countries worldwide.

1. In last place at 116th is Afghanistan, with access to only 26 countries worldwide.