Global citizenship and residence advisory firm ‘Henley & Partners’ has released the most recent edition of its quarterly report on the world’s most desirable passports.
Japan still tops the list, as Japanese passport allows its holder to travel freely to as many as 191 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 26 and 28 countries respectively.
According to the latest Henley Passport Index, which draws on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations, the passport of Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranked 52nd in the world, as it allows the citizens of BiH to travel freely to 117 destinations.
Slovenian passport grants visa-free access to 180 countries, Croatian to 169, Serbian to 133, Montenegrin to 124, and North Macedonian to 123.
The best passports to have at the beginning of 2020, according to Henley Passport Index, are those of Japan (visa-free access to 191 destinations), Singapore (190 destinations), South Korea (189), Germany (189), Finland (188), Italy (188), Denmark (187), Luxembourg (187), Spain (187), France (186), and Sweden (186).
The worst passports, on the other hand, are those of Afghanistan (visa-free access to 26 countries), Iraq (28 countries), Syria (29), Pakistan (32), Somalia (32), Yemen (33), Libya (37), Nepal (38), and Palestinian Territory (39 countries).