The Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports, has released the 2021 ranking index.
The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information.
Asian citizens continue to possess travel documents that open the most doors. Japan is top of the board, offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 193 destinations around the world.
Singapore came in second place with a score of 192, while South Korea ties with Germany in third place with a score of 191 destinations.
The standard ranking, however, does not take temporary bans into account — and that, says Henley & Partners in a release, is where the juiciest details lie: “It is eye-opening to consider what travel freedom currently looks like for the holders of once-prestigious passports.”
- Japan (193 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Singapore (192 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Germany, South Korea (191 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (190 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Austria, Denmark (189 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Sweden, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal (188 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (187 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway (186 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Australia, Canada (185 Visa-Free Destinations)
- Hungary (184 Visa-Free Destinations)
28. Seychelles – 152 Visa-Free Destinations
57. South Africa – 102 Visa-Free Destinations
93. Togo – 55 Visa-Free Destinations
101. Nigeria – 46 Visa-Free Destinations