Germany secures the top spot in the 2018 Henley Passport Index

Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

germanyAccording to the 2018 edition of the Henley Passport Index, German citizens currently enjoy visa-free access to 177 countries, making their passport the most powerful in the world.

 

 

 

Second globally is Singapore which has visa-free access to 176 countries, while eight countries — Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the UK — share 3rd place, offering access to 175 countries.

 

 

 

Ranking jointly 4th on the index, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain all provide visa-free access to 174 countries.

 

 

 

 

The US secured 5th place, improving its visa-free score to 173 countries in 2018. The Russian Federation climbed three places to 48th position while China showed the most growth in North Asia over the past year, moving up 10 places to rank 75th globally.

 

 

 

 

For the second year in a row, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan all sit at the bottom of the Henley Passport Index, each able to access 30 or fewer countries visa-free.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Christian H. Kälin, Group Chairman of Henley & Partners, says the need for visa-free access is greater than ever. “Across the economic spectrum, individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed on them by their country of origin and access business, financial, career, and lifestyle opportunities on a global scale. The Henley Passport Index shows individuals where they lie on the spectrum of global mobility, revealing the strength their passport has in relation to others.”

 

 

 

 

The biggest movers on this year’s index were Georgia and Ukraine, having completed the visa‑liberalization process with the EU in 2017, gaining access to an additional 30 and 32 new countries, respectively.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 06 THSA 2018
  • 07 miltcongress 2018
  • 08 theleisureshow 18
  • 09 cibtm 2018
  • 09 Seatrade Cruise Med 2018
  • 10 Digital Travel Summit EU 2018
  • 10 ITE-HCMC 2018
  • 12 Traveldaily 18
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 14 TravelDaily 18
  • 15 TravelDaily TDC 18
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com