The Henley Passport Index

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Boasting cutting-edge expert commentary and historical data spanning 14 years, the Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. 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, and it is enhanced by extensive, ongoing research by the Henley & Partners Research Department.

The Henley Passport Index is updated in real-time, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect. Along with the Kälin – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, it is considered a major reference tool for global citizens and the standard reference for governments in this field.

The Henley Passport Index website

The Henley Passport Index website provides comprehensive, printable lists of the countries you can access visa-free, with an electronic visa (e-Visa), with a visa on arrival, or with a normal visa. It also allows you to compare the strength of passports and understand how you might improve your travel freedom with alternative citizenship. 

Visit henleypassportindex.com to view the global ranking and find out more about your passport.

Download the latest Henley Passport Index

Why global mobility matters today

As the world economy has become increasingly globalized, the need for greater visa-free access has grown steadily. 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.

Wealthy individuals in particular are more cosmopolitan and transnational today than ever before, with roots, networks, assets, properties, and even citizenship spanning multiple countries. In many ways, global connectivity has become an indispensable feature of wealth creation and wealth preservation, and its value will only grow as regional volatility and instability increase.

The following is an overview of selected countries, taken from the current 2019 global ranking of the Henley Passport Index:

Rank Score*
1Japan189
1Singapore189
5Switzerland185
5United Kingdom185
6United States184
5Portugal185
5Austria185
6Canada184
6Belgium184
Rank Score*
8Malta182
16Cyprus173
21United Arab Emirates165
27St. Kitts and Nevis152
28Antigua and Barbuda150
31St. Lucia145
32Grenada143
43Montenegro124
45Moldova121

*Number of countries and territories that can be entered without a visa by a citizen of the respective country.

 



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