Global citizenship and residence advisory firm ‘Henley & Partners’ has released the latest edition of its quarterly report on the world’s most desirable passports.
Japan continues to top the list, as Japanese passport allows its holder to travel freely to as many as 190 countries throughout the world. By contrast, the weakest passports - those of Afghanistan and Iraq - grant visa-free access or access with a visa-on-arrival to 25 and 27 countries, respectively.
According to the latest Henley Passport Index, which is based on data provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and covers 227 travel destinations, the passport of Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranked 49th in the world, as it allows the citizens of BiH to travel freely to 116 destinations.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is actually among the seven biggest climbers on the Henley Passport Index, as the county occupied 72nd position back in 2009. The other ‘big climbers’ include Timor-Leste, Colombia, Serbia, Chinese Taipei, Albania and United Arab Emirates.
Slovenian passport grants visa-free access to 180 countries, Croatian to 168, Serbian to 131, North Macedonian to 123, and Montenegrin to 122 countries.
The best passports to have at the end of 2019, according to Henley Passport Index, are those of Japan and Singapore (visa-free access to 190 destinations), South Korea (188), Finland (188), Germany (188), Denmark (187), Italy (187), and Luxembourg (187).